Did you know, the U.S. Census returns in March? Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts every person living in the United States. An accurate population count is critical to ensure cities, like the city of Goodyear, receive the funds needed to support services and programs for schools, roads, emergency services, and hospitals. The census also gives businesses an idea of who’s living where, so they know where to open new stores or offer services in communities that were previously underserved.
A group of Goodyear residents are volunteering their time to get out in the community to make sure everyone is aware of the importance of being counted. They are part of the Goodyear Complete Count Committee. PebbleCreek resident Skipp Hall is one of the committee members.
“I’ve lived in Goodyear since 2015,” said Skipp Hall. “I joined the Complete Count Committee because I want to be sure that Goodyear is properly represented in the 2020 census.”
In mid-March, Goodyear residents will receive a postcard in the mail from the U.S. Census Bureau with information to compete the census online. The website is safe, secure, and confidential. For other ways to complete the census, or for more information, visit goodyearaz.gov/census2020.