Mayor John Cooper has released a public service announcement reminding Nashville and Davidson County residents to participate in the 2020 United States Census. Mayor Cooper emphasized the importance of their participation, as the results of the census determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives. Additionally, a complete and accurate count affects community-funding amounts.
“The census is critically important,” said Mayor Cooper. “It determines how the federal government spends billions of dollars in communities across the country, including ours. The more people who get counted in Nashville, the more money we’ll get for schools, hospitals, infrastructure, and other important public services. Nashvillians’ main priorities remain the March 3 tornado recovery effort and our citywide response to the coronavirus. But I urge all residents who can participate in the census to take a moment to be counted.”
Beginning in mid-March, Nashville residents will begin receiving mailed invitations to participate in the 2020 Census. Households will have three options for responding: Online, by phone, or by mail. Mayor Cooper encourages all Nashvillians to complete the survey to ensure a complete and accurate count of Davidson County residents.
Nashville residents who are unable to receive mail or who have been displaced due to tornado damage should be counted at their home address and can respond to the census at <2020census.gov> or 844-330-2020. Census kiosks and dedicated computers will also be stationed at the following locations (locations should be verified due to COVID -19 closures): two census kiosks at the main Nashville Public Library downtown (through April 30); one census kiosk at each of the 20 Nashville Public Library branch locations (through April 30); and all YMCA of Middle Tennessee facilities in Davidson County (April 1–30).
Additionally, there will be a kiosk at the following Kroger stores on Wednesday, March 25 only:
- Briley Pkwy. (61 E Thompson Ln.)
- McGavock Pike (143 McGavock Pike)
- Nashboro Village (2284 Murfreesboro Pike)
- Melrose (2615 Franklin Pike)
- East Nashville (711 Gallatin Ave.)
- Hickory Plaza (5771 Nolensville Pike)
- Inglewood (3410 Gallatin Pike)
- Hickory Hollow (5319 Mount View Rd.)
- Northlake Village (5544 Old Hickory Blvd.)
- Edmondson Pike (5713 Edmondson Pike)
- Green Hills (2131 Abbott Martin Rd.)
- Brentwood Franklin Road (210 Franklin Rd.)
- Shute Lane (4400 Lebanon Pike)
- Belle Meade (4560 Harding Pike)
- Mill Creek (6690 Nolensville Rd.)
- Charlotte Pike (5705 Charlotte Pike)
- Old Hickory S/C (200 Gallatin Pike S.)
The 2020 Census attempts to count every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).