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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Self-response for 2020 Census extended to October 31

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Make Xenia Count!

The 2020 Census count is still ongoing, and the self-response deadline has been extended to October 31! Please respond if you haven’t already – this will help to make sure that you and your community are properly represented in Congress, the State legislature, and in State/Federal funding allocations.

Approximately 68.8% of Xenia residents have responded to the Census thus far, compared to 72.8% of all Greene County residents. In some Xenia neighborhoods, the response rate is less than 60%. It is important to increase these response rates, because Census results determine the Congressional and State legislature representation and funding for projects such as schools, roads, and emergency services. The Census is used to distribute more than $675 billion in federal funds to states, counties, and communities.

The Census is a once-every-10-year count of every U.S. resident. 2020 is a Census year and, in the wake of COVID-19, the U.S. Census Bureau is extending the period of self-response to October 31.

The City of Xenia has been working to help promote response to the 2020 Census along with the Greene County Complete Count Committee. You may have noticed signs posted on some public properties as a reminder.

Responding to the Census takes only a few minutes and can be done online at https://2020census.gov/

Help make Xenia count!

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