Indiana state officials are kickstarting efforts to support the U.S. Census Bureau ahead of next year’s population count.
Monday marked the first meeting of Indiana’s Complete Count Committee.
The census affects a lot in Indiana. Beyond helping decide how legislative districts are drawn, the population count influences urban planning, rural development and, says Census Bureau regional director Marilyn Sanders, federal funding.
“Over $675 billion are distributed based on census data every single year,” Sanders says.