It is critical that every Mesquite resident participates in the Census 2020 and is counted. Here is why:
In Fiscal year 2016, Texas received $59.4 billion based on Decennial Census data, that is $2,132 for every Texas resident.*
Texas stands to lose more federal funding from an undercount in 2020 than any other state.
Federal funds lost by Texas due to a census undercount are redistributed to other states. For example, for each federal dollar that Texas gives up, California gets an extra 13 cents.
Texas is the third largest recipient of federal funding allocated using Census data.
The Census Bureau estimates that Texas had a 1% undercount in the 2010 Census. Because of that undercount, over the last decade Texas lost $3 billion in federal reimbursements for Medicaid-related programs, alone.
If there is a 1% undercount in 2020, that could result in at least $1,161 for each person missed in Texas.