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Accurate census data shapes future of communities

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August 13, 2020

Individuals who have not filled out a paper questionnaire received via mail or taken the online 2020 census survey may want to spend 15 minutes filling out one of the forms.

While the census counts the United States population, data from the questionnaire will also be used to make decisions about federal and state funding for programs that aid everyone.

According to the Census Bureau, approximately $8 billion federal tax dollars were pumped into Nebraska’s economy in 2017, based on census data.

Results also are used to determine Congressional and statehouse districts and impacts spending...

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