Every ten (10) years, the federal government counts everyone in the U.S. once, and only once, in the right place. The census asks questions that provide a snapshot of the country. Census results affect your voice in government, how much funding your community receives, and how your community plans for the future.
When you fill out the census, you help:
Determine how many seats your state gets in Congress
Redraw ward and precinct lines
Guide how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year.
Create jobs, provide housing, prepare for emergencies, and build schools, roads, and hospitals
Lowell is currently the fourth largest city within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and we would like to maintain our rank. Additionally, with funding available at the rate of approximately $1,091.00 per person, we are committed to achieving the most accurate count possible in 2020.