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Published: September 16, 2020


THE DEADLINE TO FILL OUT THE 2020 US CENSUS IS NOW JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY. TENNESSEE CURRENTLY IS AT 93.4 PERCENT AND TENNESSEANS ARE REMINDED THEY CAN CONTINUE TO HEIGHTEN THAT PERCENTAGE WITH THEIR PARTICIPATION. THE U.S. CONSTITUTION MANDATES A CENSUS OF THE POPULATION EVERY 10 YEARS. CENSUS STATISTICS HELP DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF SEATS EACH STATE HOLDS IN THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND HOW BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FEDERAL FUNDS ARE ALLOCATED TO STATE AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS WHICH INCLUDES FUNDING FOR SCHOOL LUNCHES, HOSPITALS AND ROADS. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO 20-20 CENSUS DOT GOV.