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The U.S. Constitution requires that a nationwide census be conducted every ten years. This year, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked UF/IFAS Extension to assist by informing and educating the public.
Why is the Census important?
Population counts are tallied and analyzed to determine what resources a community receives. These numbers drive how many seats a community receives in Congress as well as how much funding it receives for fire departments, health clinics, schools and more, including some of the programs managed by IFAS. Undercounting could result in insufficient resources.
- Florida Counts
- Census 101: What you need to know
- Programs influenced by U.S. Census Bureau
- Extension Connections PPT
April 1 is Census Day
When completing the form, please record your address and household occupancy count as of this day.
UF/IFAS has been asked to raise awareness about the Census in communities across Florida and to encourage participation. The resources below will facilitate those efforts.
How it Works/Timeline
How it Works/Timeline
- Mid-March – invitations are mailed to homes across America.
- Find your 12-digit Census ID on your materials
- Use the ID to complete the survey online, by phone or by mail
- May – August – final push for participation, which includes the methods above and could also include some personal visits in some community
- December – President and Congress receive apportionment counts from Census Bureau
* Please note timelines are subject to change, view more details. *
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- How to use: Right-click the photo and save the image to your desktop. You should then be able to normally upload it to your media library.
Language for phone calls
Hello, this is ____ from UF/IFAS Extension ___ County. This is just a friendly reminder to complete your Census report. If you haven’t completed the form yet and you have questions or need more information, please let me know how I can assist.
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