More than $12 Billion at Stake

The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once and in the right place.
In FY2016, South Carolina received $12,691,509,891 through 55 federal spending programs guided by data derived from the 2010 Census. In South Carolina, each person represents $809 in Federal funding (in Georgia, it’s $708, in North Carolina, it’s $988). The five Federal Medical Assistance Programs that comprise this number are Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Title IV-E Foster Care, Title IV-E Adoption Assistance, and the Child Care and Development Fund. There are additional Federal funds for other programs that aren’t directly tied to an individual.  Overall, there are more than $675 billion in Federal funds distributed back to tribal, state and local governments based on census numbers.  For a fuller explanation of the fiscal counts to SC by a Census undercount see Counting for Dollars 2020.

Here’s a PDF of a handout we created to provide key talking points for the Census.

Census Go-To Websites

Helpful Tips

Overall Data & Mapping Tools

Business and Strategic Partnerships

Education

Community-Based Organizations

Faith-Based Organizations

Social Media and Promotions

Hard to Count Areas

Here’s a graphic for Anderson County based on https://www.censushardtocountmaps2020.us/.