According to data released by the government, over two million Tennessean households have participated in the Census thus far.
“The 2020 Census is happening now. Responding to the census is easy, it’s confidential and it’s important,” said Census official June Iljana. “An accurate count of our growing community will bring more of our federal tax dollars back to Tennessee to fund services that we all use from roads and schools, to health care and fire departments.”
Census officials want the public to know that:
1) It is not too late to respond to the census. Responses will be taken through October, but if you respond now, it is less likely that a census-taker will come to your door.
2) Your responses can never be used against you. Federal law prohibits the U.S. Census Bureau or any census employee from sharing your information with any other government agency.
3) Every single person matters. Each person counted here affects how much funding our communities receive to provide important services and shape our political representation for the next ten years. It’s very important that you include everyone living or staying in the home, regardless of the person’s age or relationship to the householder.
- Responding to the census is quick and easy. The census questionnaire asks just a few questions about each individual and takes just a few minutes to respond online, by phone or by mail.
- You can make extra money.The Census Bureau is hiring people throughout the state to help collect census responses from households that do not respond on their own. These flexible jobs pay very well and work around your schedule. Apply at <2020census.gov/jobs>.
In Davidson County over 58% of households have responded.
“We are counting on you to be counted,” said Iljana. Just answer some simple questions about anyone who is living or staying in your household. You can respond to the 2020 census online, by phone, or by mail. However you respond, every answer is absolutely confidential. We all count, and we all get to shape the future of Tennessee by participating in the 2020 Census.
Visit <www.2020census.gov> to learn more.