All IN / By the Numbers: The 2020 Census
February 10, 2020
Every 10 years the census gives us an updated snapshot of the people who make up America, with details about their age, race, gender and income.
The federal government uses this data to determine how much funding to give each state, funding used for things like urban planning, rural development and education. But it’s not easy to make sure everyone is counted.
We talk to census organizers and advocates about what it takes to make it happen, and what’s at stake.
Produced by Drew Daudelin.
Executive Director, State Complete Count Committee
Chief Communications Officer for the Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development
Miriam Acevedo Davis
President and CEO, La Plaza
President and CEO, Indianapolis Urban League
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