Knowledge for Planning
The census offers a lot of information to governments, researchers, and businesses. It helps them focus on strategies and develop plans to improve communities over time.
When you take part in the census, you are:
►Helping to improve local infrastructure like highways, roads, and public buildings,
►Bringing in funds to improve the livability and comfort of your community,
►Helping local law enforcement better understand their community and arm them with the personnel and equipment they need to properly serve and protect.
There are 2,259 federal assistance programs available to local governments. Census data can be used to understand where money needs to go and what impact it can have.
Census Impact on Infrastructure
Knowing how and where the population is estimated to change allows local government officials to plan for better infrastructure.
Census Demographics Help Improve the Lives of Georgians
Information on the demographics of a district gives local governments the opportunity to better understand the needs of its population.
You can see from the tables below how funds were allocated, from the Community Development Block Grant, to cities and counties throughout Georgia in 2017.
|City||Funds Received||County||Funds Recieved|
|Atlanta, GA||$6,613,822||Gwinnett County, GA||$5,086,113|
|Savannah, GA||$2,038,318||DeKalb County, GA||$4,746,548|
|Macon, GA||$1,588,500||Cobb County, GA||$3,159,660|
|Albany, GA||$853,775||Clayton County, GA||$2,354,802|
|Valdosta, GA||$578,619||Fulton County, GA||$2,031,813|
|Warner Robins, GA||$576,664||Augusta-Richmond County, GA||$1,649,350|
|Sandy Springs, GA||$574,431||Columbus-Muscogee County, GA||$1,371,525|
|Marietta, GA||$468,637||Athens-Clarke County, GA||$1,187,911|
|Gainesville, GA||$412,753||Cherokee County, GA||$1,113,082|
|Roswell, GA||$410,061||Henry County, GA||$1,066,118|