Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sadly, current Shreveport census returns at about 50%; complete returns important to econ dev and health services
Listed below are a few of the reasons why their returning their form is important to Shreveport’s future.
● Census data directly affect how more than $400 trillion dollars over the next 20 years in federal and state funding will be allocated to our community to provide funding for economic development, sanitary water and sewer, improved streets, decent housing, roads, job training centers, schools, social services, new hospitals, neighborhood improvements, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery, public health, education, transportation, senior services and much more.
● The Census Bureau’s estimated population for Shreveport in 2008 was 199,729. If the population count at the end of the Census remains below 200,000, Shreveport will be forced to compete with smaller communities for funding projects.
● The 2010 Census helps ensure that you receive your fair share of political representation -- from Congress on down to the local government level.