What's At Stake?
Four Reasons that the Census Matters to Baltimore:
- Financial Resources - $900 million annually to Baltimore through Federal Assistance Programs.
- Planning and Policy Guidance - population data used by almost every City Agency to set priorities.
- Social and Racial Equity - Baltimore must continue to ensure that the most vulnerable residents are counted - so that the city does not miss out on critical programmatic funding.
- Updating Council Boundaries - Ensure fair and equal representation across all 14 districts.
The graph below documents the programs affected by the Census: