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Did you know the next census will take place in 2020? Responding to the Census is our civic duty and affects the allocation of funding for Allegheny County’s public resources, how we plan for the future, and our voice in government. What matters to you? Schools? Transportation? Hospitals? Data from the Census help inform planning efforts for Pittsburgh and the region. To learn how census data impact you and your community, visit #BeCountedPGH The decennial census typically asks questions of people in homes and group living situations, including how many people live or stay in each household, and the gender, age, and race of each person. #BeCountedAlleghenyCounty For the first time, the 2020 Census offers a way for the person filling out the form to indicate a same-sex relationship with another household member. This change is expected to improve national statistics on same-sex couples. #BeCountedPGH


The Allegheny County Department of Human Services received over $10 million in funding for Head Start programs which provide early learning programs to low income children from birth to age five. #BecountedSWPA


In 2018, $28,019,359 was allocated to the Port Authority of Allegheny County from federal programs that use census data to allocate funds. #BeCountedAlleghenyCounty


An estimated 2,369 children received 116,102 nutritious breakfasts and lunches at 71 sites throughout Allegheny County during summer 2018. Funding for this initiative relies heavily on census data. #BeCountedAlleghenyCounty

Be Counted 2020

Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh are working together to ensure that residents living in all 130 municipalities are counted.

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