Make Irvington Count! Census 2020
Over the past 22 years, the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health has been proud to call the city of Irvington our home. The Irvington Family Development Center serves as a family-friendly neighborhood hub offering free services, including parent-child activities, community events, support groups, assistance referrals, employment support, and a place to gather. We’ve made lasting relationships with Irvington families and had the privilege of helping children grow and families thrive.
But we also recognize the dire needs of the community. Investment in Irvington begins with the 2020 Census. This national population count determines state and federal funding for local programs. For the next 10 years, our schools, hospitals, community initiatives, roads, and other infrastructure will depend on the census results. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of these programs.
As of July 6, only 41% of Irvington households have responded to the census – well below the state average of 64%.
Take action today to make Irvington count. Complete the form – it only takes 10 minutes and you can get assistance in a variety of languages including Creole and Spanish. Visit 2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020.
If you completed the census form, you can help by encouraging a neighbor to participate. In August, Census Bureau workers will begin following up with households who have not responded.
We’re proud to serve on the Make Irvington Count committee with other non-profit organizations, faith-based groups, and local government representatives. Irvington deserves its fair share of funding – every household, every resident, and every child must be counted.
Learn more about what the Irvington Family Development Center is doing to ensure that every Irvington resident is counted in the 2020 Census.