- By Todd Luck
- Posted Thursday, October 15, 2020
Deadline to fill out the Census is Oct. 15
The deadline to fill out the Census is Oct. 15. If you haven’t done so already, you can respond by going to my2020census.gov or calling 1-844-330-2020.
Forsyth County’s response rate this year has been low, and an undercount could cost our community. Census data helps determine the distribution of federal funds for local services and how many representatives states have in Congress. The count determines how much money our county receives for numerous services like schools, roads, senior services, SNAP, emergency services, housing vouchers, Pell grants for college, job training, Cooperative Extension and many others.
The census is a constitutionally mandated survey that’s given every 10 years to determine the population of the United States. The individual information gathered is CONFIDENTIAL and NOT shared with other agencies. There is no citizenship question on the Census.
The census is a short survey of basic information on who was living at your address on April 1, 2020. It takes ten minutes on average to fill out. Students affected by college and university closures should be counted where they live during school.