The 2020 Census count will impact federal dollars flowing to the state for the next decade for health, education, workforce, and other key services. It is imperative that we use our voices to advocate for all Arkansans to be counted.
In Arkansas, the undercount in 2020 could be as significant with:
● 20 percent of residents living in a “hard-to-count” region;
● 29 percent of residents having either no access to internet services or dial-up only access;
●Arkansas’s Hispanic/Latino community boasting an increase of 152 percent and Pacific Islander population by 366 percent since 2000; and
● 40 percent of all Arkansas immigrants living in rural communities of 8,000 or less residents.
The census count impacts federal dollars flowing to the state for the next decade for health, education, workforce, and other key services. The 2020 census matters. Thank you to those who joined Arkansas Impact Philanthropy, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Arkansas United, and the Arkansas Public Policy Panel in learning more about the 2020 Census and how you can make a difference.