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PNLA 2019 Conference

Centennial Hotel - Spokane, Washington

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Thursday, August 8 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
The Road to the 2020 Census

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This is a Power Point presentation for libraries to support their communities for the 2020 Census - ensuring continued resources of federally funded programs.  The timing of this conference is perfect for this once-a-decade population and housing count that is mandated by congress.  The purpose of the 2020 Census is to conduct a census of population and housing and disseminate the results to the President, the states, and the American people. The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place. The decennial census, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, is the country’s largest nonmilitary mobilization of a workforce and its data are of paramount importance to the nation, determining each state’s number of representatives in Congress and the allocation of billions of dollars in funding for many federal programs, the boundaries for voting and school districts, and countless other decisions that benefit local governments in all 50 states and the territories. Businesses of all sizes depend on census data to make decisions about where to locate, hire, and invest. The widespread availability of data through the internet, as well as through third‐party entities that often repackage Census Bureau data, has been important for entrepreneurs who need to make data‐driven decisions to benefit their businesses. 

1. Outreach/education to underrepresented, rural and hard-to-count populations.  2.  Support innovative technology with internet response opportunities for the first time in Census history.  3.  Support resources of federally funded programs for local communities. 


Mindy Thorp

Partnership Specialist, US Census Bureau

Thursday August 8, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
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