Mayor Madden Issues Video Update on 2020 Census, Encourages Troy Families to Get Counted this Summer

Mayor Madden Issues Video Update on 2020 Census, Encourages Troy Families to Get Counted this Summer

Mayor Madden Issues Video Update on 2020 Census, Encourages Troy Families to Get Counted this Summer

Mayor released video message encouraging Troy families to participate in the Census this summer

Video part of U.S. Census Bureau’s PUSH WEEK to increase overall Census response rates in local communities

Less than 50 percent of Troy households have completed 2020 Census questionnaire

Census results determine how billions in federal dollars are distributed to communities over the next decade for schools, hospitals, fire departments, roads, and critical programs like Medicaid, Head Start, SNAP, special education, mental health services, and more


TROY, NY — Part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s PUSH WEEK, Mayor Patrick Madden released a video reminding Troy families to complete their 2020 Census questionnaire to increase the City’s overall response rate. Less than 50 percent of Collar City households have participated in the Census this year, far behind the state and national average.

Troy residents can complete their form online at www.2020census.gov or by phone at (844) 330-2020.

Mayor Madden said, “Census results help shape many aspects of our city, county and region, including our schools, hospitals, emergency services, and essential health and education services for those in need. It’s an easy, safe, and important process will help ensure that we receive our fair share of federal funding over the next decade. I urge every family to take 10 minutes to participate in this once-a-decade effort to help get a full and accurate count for Troy and Rensselaer County.”

2020 Census: Get Counted, Troy!

Less than 50 percent of Collar City households have participated in the Census this year, putting our community far behind the state & national average. Mayor Madden is reminding #TroyNY families to complete their 2020 Census form today at www.2020census.gov or by phone at (844) 330-2020.

Posted by Troy, NY – City Hall on Monday, July 27, 2020

The Census reminder video is available for streaming on the City’s official YouTube and Facebook pages.

Census results help determine the allocation of federal funds to communities over the next decade. Funds help support schools, hospitals, fire departments, roads, and critical programs like Medicaid, Head Start, SNAP, special education, and mental health services. The results also determine how many seats in Congress each state gets. The City of Troy is the largest municipality in Rensselaer County, representing approximately 1/3rd of the total county population.

For more information, visit www.2020census.gov. For more info on the Rensco Complete Count Committee, visit www.youcountrensselaer.org

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