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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Ask Your Neighbors: Have you completed the census?

Census 2020

Census takers are visiting households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. They're making their final push before collection efforts end on Sept. 30. 

Orange County ranks second among North Carolina counties in response rates, with 90% of households responding, according to the latest stats from the Census Bureau. Responses are needed from every household. Please ask your neighbors if they have completed the census - and pass along this information! 

Much of the federal funding that is distributed using Census data helps the most vulnerable among us. It provides health care, education, food and nutrition programs, housing and childcare for families. We need an equitable and complete count since the census has a big impact on the services that Carrboro and its neighborhoods receive. Every person not counted is a loss in our community of more than $1,800 annually in state and federal funding.

Respond now

Residents can avoid the knock from a census worker by responding to the census online or via phone. If you respond online, you must complete the census in one sitting as progress cannot be saved. Respond by:

  • Visiting my2020census.gov to respond online with your address even if you did not receive an invitation from the Census Bureau.
  • Calling 844-330-2020 for English, 844-468-2020 for Spanish or 844-467-2020 for a telephone display device. Representatives are available daily from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Additional information

Census data determines federal funding for many programs that assist the county’s most vulnerable residents, noted Renee Price, vice chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners and chair of the Complete Count Committee.

“School nutrition programs, services for the elderly, education programs and many others rely on census data to determine each community’s share of funds,” Price said. “An accurate count with everyone participating ensures that Orange County receives its share of federal and state assistance.”

Find more information on Orange County’s Census webpages and the U.S. Census site.

Related documents

How to Identify a Census Worker (English)

How to Identify a Census Worker (Spanish)

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