Amherst uses it for planning how many schools and classrooms it needs, and where health care services should be. The Census also decides the number of seats our state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and how many representatives we will have in our state legislature.
Please remember to answer your Census and to count all kids and babies at your address on the Census.
With an accurate count, our local programs will get more funding to serve your children today and over the next decade. The Census happens only once every 10 years. So, if all the children living at your address aren’t counted in 2020, they will have fewer services for the next decade and we can’t let that happen.
Count all kids on your 2020 Census form. Answer easily online in many languages at www.2020census.gov or by calling (844) 330-2020.
The Amherst Complete Count Committee is working to ensure an accurate count locally. We are working with ARPS to sponsor FREE additional Friday supper meals for the rest of summer at the school’s food distribution site. We will also have some summer activity kits coming soon to distribute. Both programs will include information on how to answer the Census and provide reminders to be counted.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Brianna Sunryd, Town of Amherst Communications Manager & Community Participation Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.