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.