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2020 Census Toolkit

The 2020 Census seeks to establish an accurate count of the nation’s population and has been conducted every ten years since 1790, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The census is required, important, and can have a significant impact on your community’s bottom line. Census data is used for
  • federal, state, and local funding distributions
  • intergovernmental agreements
  • drawing state and federal legislative districts
  • school districts
  • congressional reapportionment.

As a result of the 2010 population count, Georgia gained a congressional seat. In addition, the census ensures that Georgians receive their appropriate share of over $675 billion in federal aid that is distributed to state and local governments using Census numbers every year. The 2010 Census yielded a count of 9,687,653 people in Georgia and provided the state with $15.88 billion. Each Georgian that participated in the 2010 Census effectively brought $1,639.10 to the state.

Given the importance of an accurate census count for municipal governments in Georgia, GMA has created this toolkit to provide resources to municipal officials.
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State & Federal Resources



Census Tools



GMA - ACCG Regional Workshop Resources


2020 Census Workshop Part I
Apr 1, 2019
In March of 2019, GMA and ACC hosted regional workshops to discuss the impacts of the upcoming 2020 Census on cities and counties throughout the state. The video above is a recording of the first part of one of these presentations that took place in Macon, GA.
2020 Census Workshop Part II
Apr 1, 2019
In March of 2019, GMA and ACCG hosted regional workshops to discuss the impacts of the upcoming 2020 Census on cities and counties throughout the state. The video above is a recording of the second part of one of these presentations that took place in Macon, GA.
 

2020 Census News