Stay informed about the Census and what is happening locally and nationally.
On Friday, March 20, 2020, the US Census Bureau held a press briefing on additional operational updates in wake of COVID-19. Operational timeline changes include: The deadline for self-response online, by phone or by returning the paper questionnaire has been extended to August 14 (from July 31). The Update/Leave operation, which is the hand-delivery of census packets to about 6.2 million primarily rural households, plus most (not all) American Indian reservations, is now on pause until April 1 at the earliest. Group Quarters and Service-based Enumeration, which is one of the operations counting people experiencing homelessness, will be delayed until late April/ early May (date TBD).
As the 2020 census approaches this spring, committees in cities and counties across North Carolina are working to encourage people to fill out their forms, to ensure the state is properly represented in Congress and gets its fair share of federal spending. For the first time, there's a statewide committee focused on persuading North Carolina's Latino residents to take part in the census. An estimated 1 million Latinos live in the state, accounting for one of every 10 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and supporters of the campaign say an accurate count of the state's population isn't possible if significant numbers of Hispanics don't take part.
The 2020 Census is around the corner in April and local government is working hard to prepare. Census results help determine how$675 billion dollarsof federal funding flows into states and communities each year. The results also determine how many seats in Congress each state will get. The U.S. Census Bureau has counted the countries population every 10 years since1790. This count is mandated by the constitution as it shapes many different aspects of our communities.
There are many good reasons all residents should participate in the 2020 U.S. Census advantages spotlighted by Henderson County commissioners endorsement of the effort. The national head count that takes place every 10 years helps determine how much state and local governments get from more than $675 billion in federal funds allotted each year based on census numbers. This includes money for education, health care, roads and other federal programs.
ASHEVILLE With Census 2020 sneaking up fast, Western North Carolina organizers find themselves hiring money burning a hole in their proverbial pocket. Census officials in Western North Carolina have been tasked with the lofty goal of recruiting 19,430 WNC applicants yes, about a Hendersonville and a half to become enumerators.
Staffers of Gaston County Planning and Developing are gearing up for an important census year, which will most likely shift another U.S. House of Representatives seat to North Carolina and bring more federal funding to Gaston County. While the United States Census Bureau obtains responses from citizens, Gaston County Planning Director David Williams and his staff are responsible for promoting the census, educating residents and reviewing addresses with the bureau.