Counting young children in the 2020 Census

Did you know that an estimated 5 percent of children under 5 years old were not counted in the last census? It’s important that we get the count right this time, and there are ways you can make that happen! Learn more about how the census works and what you can do to ensure every child in Beaufort County is counted.

We also challenge you to TAKE THE PLEDGE and share it on social media with your friends and family. Help bring awareness to the process and what’s at stake, including billions of dollars in federal funding (i.e. Head Start, school lunches, support for families in need, support for firefighters, highway planning, etc.) and how congressional seats are determined for a given area.

Below we are including the latest information from the Census Bureau, including why counting young children is important, how you can shape our future for the next 10 years, and direct ways you can help.

How You Can Help Right Now

Counting Young Children in the 2020 Census[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

Counting Young Children in the 2020 Census – Additional Information