Census ends Sept. 30. Have you been counted?
Published 8:59 am Tuesday, September 22, 2020
As of August 31, North Carolina was ranked 37th nationally in census response. So what?
The census determines the number of representatives North Carolina will have in Congress. With an opportunity to get a 14th seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, it’s highly important to get as many people as possible counted.
The apportionment of senators and representatives in the North Carolina General Assembly will be governed by the census count.
The 2020 census will also determine the Tar Heel State’s allocation of federal funding for over 200 programs totaling about $44 billion annually.
Participating in the 2020 Census is safe and confidential.
The U.S. Census Bureau cannot share your data with any other federal agency and keeps all data private for 72 years.
The census will not ask for your social security number, or any other account information.
It is easy. Completing the Census takes about 10 minutes. Visit
https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html for more information.
In these last few days, residents are urged to:
- Encourage other people to respond
- Point folks to the census via social media
- Print and post census info at office entrances and info boards