Census 2020 – A Noble County Update

The 2020 Census is happening now. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail.

The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. Every resident in Noble County must cooperate to help us all be counted in the 2020 Census. Filling out this single form will also impact the status of Ohio in our nation for the next decade.

Did you know that for each person not counted, Ohio loses $1,206 each year for a decade! If you do the math, that’s $12,060 for each one who is not counted! As of July 2, Noble County is at a 60.50 percent completion rate. There is still more work to be done.

Rural communities in Ohio, like those across Noble County, already do not get the resources they need – the Census is an opportunity to change that. By doing our part to be sure that our communities are accurately counted, we give Noble County a stronger voice and the ability to better advocate for its needs.

The Census Bureau has mailed invitations asking you to complete the Census questionnaire online. They have also mailed reminders. The form will only take about 10 minutes to complete and yet it will determine the future of you, your family and our greater Noble and Ohio communities for the next 10 years!

If you watch for the Census Card in the mail and fill it out and return it when you receive it, then you will not be visited by a Census worker and you do not need to answer the door to a stranger. If you are unable to complete the form online, you will still have the option to respond to the Census via phone and mail to ensure your whole family is counted.

According to the Census Bureau, Census data is the most secure that any data can be. You can’t find any information that would identify you as an individual, including your individual home address or citizenship status. Private information is never published. Census workers are not allowed to share your information under the penalty of a $250,000 fine and up to five years in prison.

Census data are used all around you. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. The census results are used to reapportion the U.S. House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state receives. State officials also redraw boundaries of the congressional and state legislative districts according to the population data.

Complete the Census by Phone at 1-844-330-2020. Complete online at https://2020census.gov or simply return the questionnaire that was mailed to your home!

 

This is a completion rate update for Noble County by village as of July 2 with a comparison to the 2010 completion rates for each.

 

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