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Census 2030

Photo by: Sheri Granger Archuleta

The Work of the 2030 Census Begins

Planning for the 2030 Census is underway; see the Census Bureau Planning Timeline.  See also 2030 Census Planning: What 2024 Brings.

Why the Census Matters


The federal funding that comes to New Mexico for federal aid programs is calculated based on the information gathered in the census.  Federal aid programs include Medicaid, SNAP, WIC, Head Start, and many more.

New Mexico is considered one of the most difficult states to count.  We are always under counted, which means we are also underfunded. For every 1% undercount, New Mexico loses an estimated millions of dollars per year for ten years.

When federal aid programs are underfunded, people turn to nonprofits to meet their needs.  Fully funded public systems like our schools, hospitals, and roads, are vital to New Mexico’s well-being.

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