Baltimore County to Kick-off 2020 Census
County Executive Reiterates the Importance of a Complete Count
Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution mandates an enumeration every ten years of a jurisdiction’s population to apportion congressional representation to the states. Pursuant to Section 141 of Title 13 of the United States Code, the next Federal Decennial Census of the population and housing will be taken on April 1, 2020.
A complete and accurate count of Baltimore County's population is essential because the Census count determines congressional representation, legislative redistricting, and federal formula grant allocations. Maryland receives more than $13 billion in federal funds annually and uses Census data to allocate funds for more than 70 state programs, including health, human services, education and transportation.
In order to ensure that the County receives its fare of Federal resources it is essential that every Baltimore County resident is counted as part of the 2020 Census.