People who live in Kentucky could miss out on a lot if everyone is not counted in the Census. Kentucky could lose out on the political representation it deserves. And people and communities could be denied money that they need for schools, community health care, jobs, and transportation.

In 2016, Kentucky received more than $15 billion from federal spending programs guided by data derived from the 2010 Census. Kentucky can’t afford to miss out!

Contact these Kentucky partners to get involved. The Census Counts. So do you.

State Contacts:

Kentucky Youth Advocates

Amy Swann, Research Director
502-895-8167 x115
[email protected]

Kentucky Nonprofit Network

Laura Whitaker, Associate Director
[email protected]

Featured Resources

Counting Kids: How the 2020 census impacts kids
This episode of Eastern Kentucky University’s Eastern Standard radio show discusses the significance of the 2020 census for Kentucky’s children with Kentucky Youth Advocates’ Patricia Tennen and Lawrence County teacher David Prince. Learn how the decennial census impacts data, dollars, and democracy.
For Students in Coal Country, the Census Is a Hands-On Civics Lesson
Education Week flew a reporter to Pikeville, KY to cover a census create-a-thon with high school juniors from 16 rural counties in Appalachia. Learn how Eastern Kentucky students are connecting with the census and preparing to help get out the count.
Will Kentucky continue to thrive? It depends on the 2020 Census.
Kentucky is at high risk to undercount our population, which would mean a devastating loss of federal funding -- our tax dollars returned to the commonwealth -- for needed infrastructure improvements for roads and bridges, services for our most vulnerable Kentuckians and investments in programs that educate our children and strengthen families. Kentucky simply cannot afford to leave money on the table.