Round Rock - Pflugerville - Hutto Edition | May 2020

ROUND ROCK PFLUGERVILLE HUTTO EDITION

VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 9 | MAY 7-JUNE 3 , 2020

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Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto ISDs are among school districts across the state that have closed campuses for the remainder of the semester, transitioning to e-learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Astatistic often cited—by electedofficials, journalists and residents alike—is the number of people whomove to the Austin-Round Rock metro each day, on average. It is 105, according to a 2019 Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce report. This net migration is one of many challenges facing For each person uncounted during the decennial census a community loses $1,500 in federal funding each year for the next 10 years, Julie Wheeler, Travis County Intergovernmental Relations officer, told county commissioners in January. Federal funding for myriad programs—such as CONTINUED ON 26 Local entities push for an accurate count in the 2020 census for improved funding census workers and organizers. Where were the approximately 105 people moving on Census Day—April 1—counting themselves residents? Was it where funding is needed for the congested roads they drive on, the underenrolled schools they may send their kids to and the flood- prone neighborhoods in which they put down roots? BY EMMA FREER AND ALI LINAN

C E N S U S WO R K S H OW T H E

Data is distributed to states for redistricting.

Data from the census impacts state funding and representation. Here is how:

Mailers are distributed.

Federal employees knock on doors of unresponsive households to collect census information.

Data is compiled, and the president signs off.

Federal funding allotment is determined.

SOURCES: AUSTIN-TRAVIS COUNTY COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE, CITY OF AUSTIN, U.S. CENSUS BUREAU/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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