Many local stakeholders, including San Miguel County, our neighboring counties, and Tri-County Health Network, are working together to increase awareness about the 2020 Census so that we can get a more accurate count than the 2010 Census. Our region was under-counted which has resulted in a loss of federal funding.
Census 2020 Information Session
Tri-County Health Network will be sponsoring an information session on Monday, December 9th, 2019 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Wilkinson Public Library in Telluride.
This will be a great opportunity for you to learn about the upcoming Census and how you can help ensure that San Miguel County, Ouray County, and the West End of Montrose County are counted in 2020. The event will include a complimentary lunch, so please RSVP by Wednesday, December 4th by visiting the Tri-County Health Network Event Registration Page.
About the 2020 Census
From the United States Census Bureau:
"As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, our nation gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The U.S. census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.
The decennial census is the largest mobilization and operation conducted in the United States and requires years of research, planning, and development of methods and infrastructure to ensure an accurate and complete count."