It’s Census Awareness Week—let’s get every Colorado community counted!

Written by: Erica Manoatl
Date Posted: June 19, 2020

Counting every single Coloradan in the 2020 Census is essential to shaping the future for Colorado’s kids. Hundreds of billions of federal dollars are distributed to states based on the results of the decennial census, and Colorado needs an accurate count of all individuals—including young children—to receive our share of these dollars for so many important programs serving kids and families. Watch Rodney Robinson, the 2019 National Teacher of the Year, talk about how important the 2020 Census is to making the right investments in our K-12 system for years to come.

Currently, 64.7 percent of households in our state have responded to the Census, making Colorado 18th in the nation for self-response rates. Participation from households in Hinsdale, Mineral, Costilla, San Juan, Grand and Summit Counties is especially important right now, as these communities are seeing response rates below 25 percent. Counting your community is essential to serving Colorado’s children and families; fill out your form today (online, by phone or by mail) and encourage your friends and family to do the same!

Erica Manoatl

About Erica Manoatl

Erica Manoatl is the Research Analyst for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she supports the organization’s research priorities, data analysis, and writing in all issue areas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from George Washington University and a Master of Public Health in Population and Family Health from Columbia University.