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2020 Census


Complete Count Committee

what is the census?

The U.S. Census is required by law (U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 2) and has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The 2020 Census will count every person living in the United States and fiveU.S. territories – once, only once, and in the right place.  Ellsworth County has created a Complete Count Committee to ensure an accurate count for Ellsworth County.

why does it matter?

If 1% of the Kansas population is uncounted in the 2020 Census, the state of Kansas could miss receiving approximately $603,990,400 in federal funding over a 10-year period. Ensure you count, ensure your community counts, ensure Kansas Counts by participating in the 2020 Census!

Each person missed is worth $42,681

in federal funding

Local Resources directly related to the US Census:

  • Ellsworth Childcare & Learning Center

  • USD 327/112

  • Section 8 Housing Assistance

  • Head Start

  • Pell Grants

  • Grants and Programs related to community improvement

  • All businesses considering relocation or expansion

  • Medicaid/Medicare

  • Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

  • Federal Student Loans

  • SNAP

  • Highway Planning & Construction

  • CDBG grants and other improvement-related grants

ellsworth county


The survey takes 10 minutes to complete

census timeline

October 2019

Local Committees


March 2020

Self Response


April 1, 2020

Census Day!

May 2020


follow up

August 2020

Data collection


For more information or to serve on the complete count committee, contact Ellsworth County Economic Development.