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Why should PSL care?

The U.S. Census only happens once every 10 years, but census data is used every day to shape our future. The City Port St. Lucie relies upon federal funding and grants for many projects and initiatives in our community, which are allocated based on Census data. Our City must be accurately represented, and we need everyone’s help in ensuring a complete count.

The Census has consequences that all PSL residents will live with for the next 10 years. For every person missed, it costs our local governments $1,600. It is estimated St. Lucie County lost up to $1 billion from the undercount in 2010.

You can help ensure everyone is counted by filling in the 2020 Census form. It will be a short set of questions about the number of people living in your household, their ages, race, ethnicity, and income. It’s critical that you fill out your form because your response will determine PSL’s population and federal benefits for the next decade.

If you don’t have access to a computer visit our Census Kiosks beginning March 12, 2020 at:

  • Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd.
  • MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center, 9221 SE Civic Center Place
  • City Hall Buildings A and B, 121 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd.
  • County Libraries

Did you know that the United States Census is so much more than just a poll, head-count, or tally?

It's a snapshot of our City.
It’s about $675 billion dollars of federal funds and grants.
It’s about new businesses.
It’s confidential and secure.
It’s our civic duty.
It’s about fair representation.
It’s about redistricting.

These ready-to-use resources are available for download:

Responding to the census is easier than ever. You can complete the census questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.

Source:
United States Census Bureau. Census 101: What you need to know. www.census.gov/partners