Census Background and Maps

Why Does it Matter?

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By United States Census 2010, modified by Adam Lenhardt, modified by User:Philosopher - http://2010.census.gov/news/img/apport_chart4_appttot.jpg, Public Domain, Link

Population determines how many CONGRESSIONAL SEATS exist in New York State.
Our state lost 2 seats after the 2010 Census

Federal Aid Distribution

Distribution of $675 Billion in state and federal funding for a wide range of programs:
  • Highways and bridges
  • Pell grants for college
  • Medicare for health needs
  • Head Start early childhood education

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Influences Business Decisions that affect our local economy
Where companies open or expand
  • Household income
  • Education
  • Number of children

A Look Back..... how our communities changed between 2000 to 2010. Click on the map to the right to explore the population changes over time.

Green shades indicate growth, while gray tones show population declines.

Thankfully, overall 2010 mailed response in Ontario County was 86.5%. While all households can submit their census response by phone or paper, in 2020 for the first time the Census Bureau will be urging most households to submit their census responses online.
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