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    Census 101, English

    Census 101, Spanish

    At the beginning of March 2020, you will play an important role to make sure that Meridian is counted during the 2020 Census. 

    What you need to know about the Census

    Every decade, people all across the country and in Meridian fill out the Census in order to have an accurate count of all people in the United States. The Census determines many funding opportunities for our District including federal funding for important community services that help support Wildcat families and a fair share of representation in our area.

    The time to take the 2020 Census is NOW!. Let's ensure that all Meridian residents are counted so we can put resources to good use here at home. 

    Census Key Dates 

    Beginning in mid-March 2020 each household will get a letter in the mail. The letter will explain all the ways to fill out the Census. If you do not receive a letter, you can still go online and call to fill it out. Be sure to include any person living in your household, family or not. 

    Why Meridian Residents Should take the Census

    The Census is safe, protected and confidential. The Census helps determine how much money Mississippi receives for important programs and services. When you fill out the Census, you help your community get its fair share of money.

    How to Complete the 2020 Census

    Every person in the country is required to fill out the 2020 Census form. Luckily, you have three ways to respond. 

    Mail: Request a paper Census form in Spanish or English that can be mailed back to the U.S. Census Bureau 

    Phone: The Census can be completed by phone in 13 languages 

    Online: For the first time the Census form will be available to complete online in 13 languages