Montgomery County Launches MontcoPA Counts Campaign for Upcoming 2020 Census

Image via MontcoPA Counts hashtag on Twitter.

Montgomery County has launched a month-long MontcoPA Counts campaign to help educate and mobilize county residents for the 2020 Census.

On Dec. 19, the committee co-chairs unveiled targeted community outreach plans, materials, training, and events for a campaign that focuses primarily on the historically under-counted populations.

An accurate count of county residents is crucial to ensure Montgomery County receives its fair share of public resources. This is especially important as Pennsylvania had the second-highest rate of forfeited funds per person in the 2010 census due to uncounted individuals.

Just a 5 percent under-count in 2020 could cost the county $72,336,780 annually for schools, infrastructure, Medicaid, senior programs, and more.

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