Although April 1 Census Day has passed, it is not too late for Mt. Pleasant residents, including Central Michigan University students, to complete their census form and make a difference in our community.
As of May 9, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 56.7 percent of Mt. Pleasant households have completed their Census forms. The national average sits at 58.5 percent.
Towns across the country depend on residents responding to the census and the City of Mt. Pleasant is no different. As residents, you use and benefit from critical resources such as healthcare facilities, roadways, educational offerings and public safety services.
Your census response helps determine the funding of these services as well as the amount of representation our community has in Lansing and Washington D.C. over the next 10 years. In addition, data from the census helps shape future retail and dining options for you, your family, and future CMU students.
The Census Bureau states you must report all individuals who lived in your household on April 1, 2020. The short online Census questionnaire is confidential and can be found be visiting my2020census.gov. The online form takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
The Census Bureau has stated if you typically reside in Mt. Pleasant to attend Central Michigan University you should be counted in Mt. Pleasant. If you would have resided on campus on April 1, you are already counted, and there are no additional steps you need to take. If you reside, or would have resided off-campus on April 1, you need to fill out the short Census online questionnaire. This confidential form can be found by visiting my2020census.gov. You can complete the Census form for all individuals who were, or would have been living in your house or apartment on April 1. The online form takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
If your parents included you on their census forms at their residences you can still fill out your Census form stating where you would have been living on April 1. The Census Bureau will analyze the data to ensure there are no duplicate counts and make sure you count where you reside for school.