Census 2020: What You Need To Know
About this Event
Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States. The decennial census counts our population and households and distributes more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties, and communities’ vital programs — impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and public policy.
The census provides vital information:
- It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries.
- Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of residential needs including new roads, schools, and emergency services.
- Census data are used for economic development purposes including where to open new businesses.
Learn more about the importance of Census 2020 and how it affects Cleveland and the region at this Levin College Dean’s Forum.
Moderator, Presenter, and Panelists
Dr. Deirdre Mageean (Moderator)
Professor of Urban Affairs, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
Devonta Dickey (Presenter and Panelist)
Advocacy and Engagement Coordinator, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Dr. Nada Martinovic (Panelist)
Partnership Specialist, U.S. Dept. of Commerce - Bureau of Census, Philadelphia Regional Census Center
Dr. Mark Salling (Panelist)
Senior Fellow and Research Associate, Northern Ohio Data & Information Service, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
Kate Warren (Panelist)
Research Associate, The Center for Community Solutions
This event is sponsored by the Levin College Dean's Diversity Council.