Less Than Half of County's Population Has Responded
Darren Doyle, story:
The 2020 U.S. Census got underway with this year's initiative at the first of the year, and while the agency had hoped for the biggest response ever, the COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed their operation, and that certainly includes the numbers in Edmonson County.
With only 40.8% response in Edmonson County, census workers are hoping for more participation, especially since the dates and deadlines have been moved around as a result of the pandemic.
With billions of federal aid at stake, the federal government decides what money goes where according to numbers administered by the U.S. Census Bureau. That's why it's crucial for all Edmonson County households to participate in the census with accurate information--and, it's never been easier to complete the survey. It's free, it's safe, and it's easy. SIMPLY CLICK HERE.
The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.
The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.
The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.
Responses will continue through October 31, 2020, but it's important for all county residents to participate as soon as possible for the most accurate count.
The process is super easy and only takes a few minutes but if you need any further assistance or have any questions, you can click here for help.