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.”
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.
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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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