Upcoming 2020 Census important to Currituck County

The next U.S. Census date is April 1, 2020. Participation by county residents will be important to Currituck County for several reasons, as the data collected influences the amount of federal aid received by the county.

Federal and state agencies allocate hundreds of billions of dollars to local communities each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This funding helps support initiatives such as education, health care, and road infrastructure. Much of this allocation is based upon the Census data.

Statistics and projections help local planners when considering the services necessary to serve a community. As Currituck grows, county staff can utilize Census data as another tool when analyzing the county’s future needs.

During 2018, the Census Bureau will establish field offices and infrastructure it will need to conduct the Census. During this time, field workers will verify addresses of local residents.

If your household is selected to participate in the Census, please respond with accurate information. Submissions will be available in either a paper or online format. Participants will be able to use smartphones to complete questionnaires. All personal information is confidential and by law cannot be shared with law enforcement, courts, immigration services, or anyone else for 72 years.

For more information, visit www.census.gov.