Join the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and our partners at the US Census Bureau and Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency for a community meeting on the 2020 Census in Guymon on February 19 at 5:30 PM.
Census 2020 is Oklahoma’s chance to fully account for its population. The Census, mandated by Article I, section 2 of the Constitution, counts every resident in the United States and takes place every 10 years. The 2020 Census goal is to count everyone once, only once and in the right place. The US Census Bureau estimated that 5% of kids under the age of 5 — 1 million young children — were not counted in the 2010 census! Typically, young children, homeless, transient, Native American, and minority populations are the most vulnerable to not being included.
We invite members of the community to attend, including faith based organizations, chambers of commerce, tribes, schools, hospitals, community leaders, non-profits and all residents.
Location & Date
5:30 – 8:00 PM
February 19, 2019
Guymon Public Library
1718 N Oklahoma St
Guymon, OK 73942
Why Does it Matter?
More than 300 federally-funded programs relied on census-derived data to distribute around $900 billion to states and localities in fiscal year 2016. In Oklahoma this amounted to roughly $1,675 annually per resident. Regional hospitals, municipalities, local governments, school food programs, local charities and nonprofits all depend on funding tied directly to the decennial census counts. Make sure your community gets counted in 2020.