TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday issued the following statement regarding the 2020 census:
“Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution mandates an enumeration every ten years of a jurisdiction’s population to apportion congressional representation to the states. Pursuant to Section 141 of Title 13 of the United States Code, the next Federal Decennial Census of the population and housing will be taken on April 1, 2020.
“A complete and accurate count of Baltimore County’s population is essential because the Census count determines congressional representation, legislative redistricting, and federal formula grant allocations. Maryland receives more than $13 billion in federal funds annually and uses Census data to allocate funds for more than 70 state programs, including health, human services, education and transportation.
“In order to ensure that the County receives its fare of Federal resources it is essential that every Baltimore County resident is counted as part of the 2020 Census.
“As County Executive of Baltimore County, Maryland, I hereby proclaim July 30, 2019, as the official Baltimore County Census Kick-Off. I invite you to join me in our complete count efforts. As residents of Baltimore County, each of us have a responsibility to complete the Census so that we can ensure a better Baltimore County. Our future starts here!
“Over the next several months residents will see more information about how they can assist in ensuring that we count everyone in Baltimore County. We are committed to obtaining an accurate count of residents in Baltimore County while ensuring everyone’s privacy and dignity are protected.”