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Are Your Kids Being Accounted For?

When it comes to the 2020 Mississippi Census, it’s important to include all kids living at your address – especially if they stay with you most days! This includes your kids, your grandkids, nieces and nephews, and even your friend’s kids! Sometimes we may forget that young children aren’t knowledgable on the importance of certain things such as the census. It’s our duty as adults to not only make sure they are spoken for and counted, but to educate them as well. The Census comes around only once every 10 years, so the results can make or break the growth of a community.

“A decade is essentially a childhood, Children today deserve the best possible health, education and community services. They can’t count themselves — they’re counting on you to count them.” – Dr. Steven Dillingham, director of the Census Bureau.

Children have a tendency to be left off of Censuses for a variety of reasons, including if:

  • They live in large households
  • They live with young or single parents
  • They live with other family members
  • Adults don’t recognize that even the youngest of children need to be counted for the Census

Along with a multitude of other reasons. Our future is in our youth’s hands.

That’s why we want to stress that when it comes to the 2020 Mississippi Census, your kids count! Learn more at MSCensus2020.org.

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