Census data determines how billions of dollars in federal funds are distributed to vital programs

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MENIFEE – Menifee is encouraging all residents to participate in the 2020 census to ensure everyone in the community is accurately counted during the nation’s once-a-decade count of every person in the United States. The results of the 2020 census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities, including Menifee, every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community throughout the U.S. from highway planning and public transit to educational programs and housing assistance. “It’s critical that each and every person living in the city of Menifee be counted for the census,” Mayor Bill Zimmerman said. “The 2020 census will shape so many aspects of our community over the next decade – i
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