The 2020 U.S. Census has started and it’s up to all of us to make sure we are counted.
Why it Matters
The 2020 Census will determine how over $700 billion in federal funds are allocated each year, and how congressional districts are apportioned.
To maximize the collective voice of the Armenian American community and secure vital funding for community services, we have to make #FLArmeniansCount.
An accurate count of the Armenian American community will ensure federal funding is delivered to service our community. This will include funding for schools, hospitals, aged care facilities, colleges, housing, and other important services.
Armenian Americans in Florida are Undercounted
While it is estimated more than 1.5 million Armenians live in the United States, Census data indicates that there are fewer than 500,000.
In Florida, where the estimated Armenian population is 30,000, less than 10,000 Armenians are counted.
This means our community is missing out on millions of dollars in federal funding and grants.
How to Count
Make sure that on the Census Questionnaire Question #9 you write ‘Armenian’ as your response to ensure you are counted as an Armenian.
If you haven’t already received a letter in the mail from the U.S. Census, you can easily fill out your questionnaire online by visiting https://my2020census.gov/.