Is 2020 over yet? Not until you fill out the census!

If you have not already filled out the Census we encourage you to do it as soon as possible. Currently approximately 50% of people have responded to the Census in the City of Binghamton. It is extremely important that Broome County have an accurate count for several reasons.

 

First, it is necessary to have accurate legislative representation. The census impacts how much representation our area has and where those district lines are drawn. New York State will likely loose political representation in the House of Representatives as a result of the census. We want our community in particular to have the representation it deserves both federally and at the State level.

 

Second, funding is allocated to communities based upon their population. According to the Tax Policy Center, the federal government alone allocates 900 billion dollars based upon the census numbers. If Binghamton is not accurately counted in the Census we could lose out on funding that will then go to other parts of the state or other parts of the country.

 

Third, from a business perspective many businesses use census data to determine the best place to locate and market their services.

 

For these reasons we urge you to take a few minutes and make sure you fill out the census to help support Broome County and Upstate NY.

 

Fill out the census here: https://2020census.gov/

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