Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh are working together to ensure that residents living in all 130 municipalities are counted in the 2020 Census. The Be Counted iniative is a collection of resources to ensure a complete and accurate count – because an incomplete count in Allegheny County can have a devastating impact in Pennsylvania.
The census is used to determine Congressional representation and allocate billions of dollars in federal funding which supports schools, hospitals, infrastructure developments and other community-based services.
Local government, foundations, businesses, educators and others, rely on census information to make important decisions about local policies, funding distribution, where to start businesses and more. The participation of every resident in the census will help make sure that our region receives the federal funds that it needs to serve everyone equitably. It’s why our goal is to make sure 100% of our residents are counted.