In 2000, Tequesta had 82% Census participation, however, that decreased to 77% in the 2010.
Census data determines how more than $675 billion is spent supporting our state, county and local community’s vital programs. The data determines how much money is allocated to Florida for numerous federal and state programs. If Tequesta’s population is under counted in the Decennial count, then we could lose up to $1,000 per (non-counted) resident each year. These uncounted residents would be considered uncounted for the next 10 years.
This working group will be comprised of representatives from a diverse cross section of the community with leaders from education, local business, healthcare, local Veteran’s organizations, local sporting groups, HOA’s, assisted living facilities (a category they say is always under counted), and our local media. These trusted voices will use their knowledge and expertise in the community to develop and implement an awareness campaign. The primary goal is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place (including our snowbirds if they consider Tequesta their home). The working group will create localized messaging that resonates with the population and help distribute that message through out their sections of the community. The working group will not be responsible for going door-to-door.
If you are an incorporated Village of Tequesta resident interested in serving on this working group, please complete the application to the right under the Census logo.
Application Deadline is August 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.