Why Does Completing the Census Survey Matter to Wheat Ridge?
It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats and redistricting, and determines how more than $675 billion in federal funds is distributed annually. The money goes to support states, counties, and vital programs for local communities. For Wheat Ridge that means that we could receive as much as $1,481 per resident annually for housing, emergency services, education, transportation, employment, health care, and other programs.Federal funds, grants, and support are contributed at the state and local level based on population totals and breakdowns by gender, age, race and other factors. That is why gathering accurate information about Wheat Ridge on census surveys is so important. Our community will benefit the most by making sure everyone is counted.