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Posted on: May 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] EDGEWATER COUNTS, EVERYONE COUNTS

Please participate in the 2020 United States Census, log onto 2020census.gov and get counted, we matter, we count!

A few reasons why you should fill out the census, it’s that important;

Think of your morning commute: Census results influence highway planning and construction, as well as grants for buses, subways, and other public transit systems.

Think of your local schools: Census results help determine how money is allocated for the Head Start program and for grants that support teachers and special education.

Think of your local hospitals and health care workers: The census determines how much funding our local hospitals and medical providers receive during crisis such as the pandemic.

Think about our first responders such as our police, fire, and ambulance personnel: The census determines how much funding a community such as Edgewater may receive for things such as equipment like the personal protective gowns and facemasks needed during this pandemic.

The United States Census Bureau wants every person living in the United Stated to be counted, not just U.S. citizens.  The US Census provides the following information to residents living in the United States;

Who are counted among the foreign-born population?

The foreign-born population is composed of anyone who is not a U.S. citizen at birth. This includes naturalized U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (immigrants), temporary migrants (such as foreign students), humanitarian migrants (such as refugees and asylees), and unauthorized migrants. Everyone else is counted among the native-born population, which comprises anyone who is a U.S. citizen at birth, including people born in the United States, Puerto Rico, a U.S. Island Area (Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), or abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents.


Who are the foreign born?

The U.S. Census Bureau uses the term foreign born to refer to anyone who is not a U.S. citizen at birth. This includes naturalized U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (immigrants), temporary migrants (such as foreign students), humanitarian migrants (such as refugees and asylees), and unauthorized migrants.

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