Completing the census will benefit you, Columbia and Tyrrell County

Published 10:38 pm Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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From Tyrrell County Cooperative Extension 

Have you completed your census?

It is completely confidential and helps provide federal funding for our county!

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community.

Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

It’s also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time since 1790 that the United States has counted its population.

Visit or telephone 844-330-2020 to participate.