We would like to say thank you to everyone that has completed their Census form. Your willingness to be counted is greatly appreciated. For those that have not completed their Census, the deadline has been extended and we strongly encourage everyone complete the Census by September 30th. If you have not responded, you will receive a visit from a Census taker. These individuals have been hired to make sure there is an accurate count of all the people living in the United States. If you do not want a visit, please take a few minutes and complete your Census form. This can be done online, by the phone, or by mail.
Currently, only 56.1% of people living in Elon have responded to the Census. This is a concerning statistic when you realize what is at stake. Census data brings your tax dollars back to your community. More than $1,623 per person in federal aid and $205 in state aid are distributed annually based on the census count. The Children’s Health Insurance Program, Medicare and Medicaid, Food Stamps, Head Start, Foster Care and National School Lunch Program grants, and Highway planning and construction funding, all rely on census information. As of August 10th, Alamance County had an estimated 37.5% of households uncounted, which equates to $106M in potential federal funding. We need your help to make sure everyone is counted.
Also, at stake is our representation in Congress. The Census numbers determine how many representatives we, as North Carolinians, will have in the United States House of Representatives. Let’s not lose our voice in Washington D.C.
You can respond online at my2020census.gov, by phone at 844-330-2020, or fill out your form and mail it in. Please stand up and be counted. It is more than just a number.