Preparing for the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is coming to Littleton. The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It happens every 10 years and has a direct impact on the funding Littleton will receive for the next decade. City staff has been hard at work preparing for the census to make sure Littleton completes an accurate count. During the fall of 2019, the City of Littleton began a partnership with surrounding cities and counties, working together to create material, trainings and events that will benefit all residents and businesses in the south metro area. Littleton also created a Complete Count Committee that includes representatives from Arapahoe County, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton Adventist Hospital, Littleton Police Citizens Academy Alumni Association, Littleton Immigrant Resource Center, Littleton Public Schools, Love In the Name of Christ, North Littleton Promise, South Metro Housing Options, South Suburban Parks and Recreation, and representatives from the 2020 Census. This group has been training to work together to provide information as well as events that allow citizens the opportunity to complete the census. Population counts determine the annual allocation of more than $800 billion in federal investment to states, counties and cities. This includes Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) that have been used to rebuild many sidewalks with ADA ramps in the northeast part of Littleton. CDBG funds allotted to Littleton have also been used to support Doctor’s Care, providing medical treatment to uninsured residents. Census counts also help determine areas eligible for housing assistance and rehabilitation loans. Medicaid, Section 8 Housing Assistance, the National School Lunch Program and Medicare Part B are all programs whose funding levels are based on census counts. An accurate count equips Littleton for the future. Census Day is April 1. You count, be counted!