We all count in the City of El Mirage Census 2020
Important Census Information!
1. 2020 Census – INFORMATION WILL BE SENT TO RESIDENTS IN MARCH, 2020
This is the official census that is identified in the U.S. Constitution and is a count of all residents in the United States as of April 1st. This census form asks just nine questions. El Mirage city staff and a Complete Count Committee comprised of engaged community volunteers, business owners, school representatives, faith-based and non-profit organizations, are working to educate the community about the upcoming census count.
2. The 2020 Census Paid Media Campaign will occur in three phases:
A. Awareness/Education Phase (Jan. 14 – March 12): Builds immediate awareness and provides educational information about the 2020 Census.
B. Motivation/Participation Phase (March 13 – May 20): Inspires and motivates the public to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.
C. Reminder/Nonresponse Follow Up (May 13 – June 28): Continues to remind people to respond to the 2020 Census and to support census takers as they go door-to-door to count households that have not yet responded.
Beginning in mid-March, households can respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail.
El Mirage Census Population Statistics
1951 – Incorporated
1960 – 1,723
1970 – 3,258
1980 – 4,307
1990 – 5,001
2000 – 7,609
2010 – 31,797
• U.S. Population Count every 10 years
• Participation is your civic duty
• EVERYONE counts
• Data is CONFIDENTIAL and safe
• It’s about fair representation
• It’s about redistricting
• It’s about State shared revenue
• YOU CAN HELP!
Vicki Jepperson - Pueblo El Mirage Resort Manager
“My husband and I are managers at the Pueblo El Mirage 55+ community and know being counted in the Census is important for our senior citizens because the count helps determine funding for our state and localities. This includes funds for Medicare Part B programs. You may fill out your Census questionnaire on-line or by a paper form that will be mailed if you are uncomfortable with the on-line route. Please join in and be counted!! All ages need to be counted – it’s important to all of us!"
Paul Marzocca - Police Chief
"The City’s Census count is vitally important for public safety because the count provides the funding basis for crime victim assistance and other public safety programs.”
Donna Winston – Councilmember
“iCount 2020 Census allocates funding to our City for programs to assist our families, our seniors, public safety, school funding and other services needed for our residents. It is fundamentally our civic responsibility to ensure accurate data to meet these basic needs in our community. It will also open more opportunities for developers and small business owners to increase the workforce development here in El Mirage.”
Robert Nilles - Deputy City Manager/Financial Director
“Did you know that icount and you do too? Last year the City of El Mirage received more than $9.3 million in state shared revenues simply because the Census estimated that 35,670 people call El Mirage home which equates to more than $250 per man, woman, and child. For a family of four living in El Mirage, that amounts to more than $10,000 in revenue to the City over the next decade to pay for parks, streets, police, fire, and the many other services that the City provides.”
Paul McKim - YMCA District Executive Director
“The Census helps the YMCA by providing important information that helps us plan for the services that best meet the needs of our community. Having accurate data is very important in providing for the communities we are in.”
Anita Norton – Councilmember and Business Owner
“The census is the critical tool used in determining the funding that states and municipalities receive toward vital programs such as Medicaid, Pell grants, Title 1 grants, Special Education grants, nutritional assistance programs, etc. By participating in the census, we help ourselves and our community. I Count! We All Count!”
Mary Izaguirre - Resident and Retired Elementary School Employee
“Participating in the 2020 Census is one way to support the future of El Mirage. An accurate count of all residents insures proper funding for our schools and community resources that provide necessary services to our most vulnerable residents.”
Daniela and Jose Anthony Aldava - City residents and employees
"We’re participating in the Census to support the city we call home and the community where we work.”
Mariane Anderson - P&Z Commissioner
“As a Planning and Zoning Commissioner for the City, I recognize the value of the Census to determine funding from Federal, State and County governments for economic and infrastructure development here in El Mirage. It is imperative that every man, woman and child be counted, so the City has the funds and documented demographics to attract suitable businesses and develop and maintain the necessary public services to support them.”
Christopher DeChant - Fire Chief
“Participation in the Census is important because grant funding is available for fire equipment and support of our firefighters.”
Amy Gibson - El Mirage Branch Librarian
“I participate and support the Census because the Census helps allocate funds and support for community services like the library. If everyone is counted, we are better able to understand and help provide the services that are needed for this great community.”
Annie Ansell - Dysart Community Center Director
“A complete count matters in El Mirage because programs to serve children and their families provide tools that strengthen our community and support opportunities for personal growth and achievement. Being counted in the census helps to determine funding for important and necessary services that will benefit all residents.”
Ruby Arvizu - Senior Center Administrator
"I support the Census because it provides support for our seniors with hot meals, energy assistance, and food commodities."
Bertha Vega (with daughter Vanessa and grandchildren) - City Receptionist
“I’m participating in the Census because the count provides dollars for helpful programs supporting families and children.”
Sam An Um – Owner, Sunrise Donuts
“We believe all residents should be counted in the 2020 Census so funding can help improve the small business environment for residents to be able to shop in El Mirage. As a small business owner, an accurate count helps to strengthen and support our local economy.”
John Ganados - Dysart High School Football Coach
“I participate in the Census because the Census count supports the distribution of funds to our schools and communities. Everyone being counted ensures that our students get the services and supports they need to be successful.”
Jorge Gastelum - City Engineer
“Federal and regional funding relies on accurate census data for major infrastructure projects such as water line replacement and roadway reconstruction. A complete census count is also important to encourage developers to build homes, offices, facilities, and stores which creates job opportunities for El Mirage residents.”
Vice Mayor Roy Delgado and wife Sue Delgado
“Federal funds, grants and other support to communities are based on the census counts. Our community benefits from the census. No information gathered is shared with other organizations.”
Jim Miller - Assistant Manager, Pueblo El Mirage Resort
“As the Assistant Manager of the Pueblo El Mirage senior resort community, the need for a complete census count is paramount in providing necessary funding for programs that impact our senior community. Services such as health clinics, affordable housing, fire protection and police assistance can all be related to the census count. It is important for all residents, from infants to seniors, to be counted – please respond to the census when you receive your notification next March.”
Cason Chambers - Customer Service Division Manager
“As a husband and father I care deeply about the growth and development of the community I call home. Being able to actively participate in the Census provides my entire family a sense of pride in El Mirage, and affords me an opportunity to instill in my children important civic values and practices.”
Crystal Dyches - City Manager
“I participate in the Census because I know how vital an accurate count is to the success of our community and an undercount of our population would have far reaching implications. Not only does the Census ensure that each community gets the right number of representatives in government, it also shapes how billions of dollars are allocated, including for hospitals, schools, and even our State Shared Revenues. Please be counted – by participating in the census you help El Mirage.”
Monica Dorcey - Councilmember
“I wholeheartedly support the 2020 Census count which provides funding for schools to educate residents and prepare them for skilled jobs that will help promote drawing businesses to El Mirage. An educated work force is essential to supporting and promoting the future economic growth of our City.”
Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Public Safety Day
- Census Information Booth
Friday, March 13, 2020 – iCount Festival
- Census Information Booth
- 2020 CENSUS FOCUS
- “MY FIRST CENSUS” – (for children born after April 1, 2010)
- Photos, T-shirts, and other goodies!
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – CENSUS DAY!!!
Saturday, April 4, 2020 – Spring Faire
- Census non-response follow up