Mocksville, NC – The 2020 Census is only a few short months away, and this count will be a historical one. Not only is the 2020 Census the first year that it is offered online, but it’s also the chance for you to make a historical impact in your state. In addition to conducting a census every 10 years, the Census Bureau conducts surveys on virtually every aspect of life in the United States. It is recognized as the premier statistical organization in the world - known for the integrity, objectivity, accuracy, and privacy of its data.
The information gathered through the Census serves as the foundation for a system of elective government, as the means for informed decision-making by businesses, city planners, non-profit organizations and individual Americans.
“It is imperative that Davie County has strong participation/representation in the upcoming census. More than half a trillion dollars in federal funds will be distributed to state and local governments through census participation,” said John Eller, Davie County Manager. “The census will impact many programs in both the public and private sector that impact our children, seniors, and families including, but not limited to, insurance (including Medicare), food assistance, rental housing, early childhood programs, highways/bridges, college tuition, and school funding—just to name a few.”
Offered only once every ten years, this data collection is imperative to allocating state and local funds, deciding the number of congressional seats allowed per state, how much money is invested in the Highway Planning and Construction Program, the amount of funds into the local school system and so much more.
No matter who you are, what you do for a living, whatever your stage of life—the data collected from the 2020 Census and the results of that data will affect your life. The question is, how will it affect your life? When you participate in the census you are giving your voice and making a stand for a better tomorrow in your community.
“These funding allocations are based on census numbers, so the higher participation, the better chance of increased funding at the local level. As a community, we need to work together and encourage our neighbors, employers, businesses, and agencies to participate,” Eller said.
This chance to make a difference in your immediate community only comes around once every ten years, don’t let it pass you by on April 1, 2020.
To learn more about the census and how it impacts Davie County, visit www.DavieCounts2020.com.