BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — Have you been counted? The deadline for you to complete the 2020 Census is quickly approaching.
The Census only comes around every decade and helps provide a snapshot of our population.
It also helps determine how many representatives Louisiana has in Congress, and how much federal funding our communities receive for education, housing, and social programs.
With the deadline less than a week away, local leaders are making a final push to get everyone counted.
According to NBC News, Louisiana has one of the lowest self-response rates in the country, with less than 60% percent of people filling out their Census forms.
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