Today is the final day to be counted!
If you have not already done so, please take 10 minutes today to make a difference for our community!
Despite a two-week 2020 Census extension, North Carolina is still below our 2010 self-response rate of 64.8% and our rate is far below the national average.
North Carolina is currently ranked 36 out of 50 states and D.C. for the self-response rate. This low self-response rate puts North Carolina at an increased risk of an undercount, jeopardizing our fair share of federal dollars for the next decade.
Although ranked fourth in the state, Davie County is sitting at 71.1% meaning a significant number of households have still yet to respond.
10-year impact based on population estimates from the NC Office of State Budget & Management and estimated per capita funding from the GWU ‘Counting for Dollars 2020’ study and the NC Office of State Budget and Management.
The Census Bureau issued an operations update stating that self-response and field data collection operations for the 2020 Census will conclude on October 15, 2020.
The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone who lives in the United States on April 1, 2020 (Census Day). Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and inform how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local, and federal lawmakers annually for the next 10 years.