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What is the 2020 Census? Census 101
The 2020 Census has kicked off, and the City of Port Arthur is ready to make the stand and count every citizen in Port Arthur. As a partner to the U. S. Census Bureau, we will be working to make sure our community is accurately represented in this upcoming ten-year count. Census results are the basis for congressional representation and help determine how more than $675 billion in federal funds is distributed each year to support vital programs in states and communities across the country. These funds support local health care, housing, education, transportation, employment, and public policy.
The City of Port Arthur uses these federal funds to maintain our standing as an entitlement community; the amount allocated to Port Arthur is based on our community having at least 50,000 residents, so your response matters! Health clinics. Fire Departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of our community.
As the 2020 Census approaches, we will continue to share information about how you can make sure our community is fully represented. Visit 2020CENSUS.GOV anytime to get the latest news!
The City of Port Arthur is providing a few Quick Links below for each citizen to look over for information--even temporary jobs are available in our area!
What Are Some Ways I Can Respond to the 2020 Census
Census Takers in My Neighborhood
Become a Census Taker