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Census 2020

Why is the Census Important?

The 2020 Census is less than a year away. The census is about money and power. The data collected from the Census is used to:  

  • Determine political representation for our state
  • Redraw district boundaries
  • Determine the amount of funding invested in our community for essential programs that cover education, housing, health care, economic development, and transportation.
  • Help business owners determine where to open where to build factories, offices and stores, which create jobs.

Our goal is to have everyone who lives in Cumberland County counted in 2020. An accurate count of all residents is critical for receiving our fair share of the $675 billion in federal funds that are distributed to states and communities each year. View Cumberland County Data and Low Response Area Map.

 

How are you counted?

Census Day is April 1, 2020. The 2020 Census will be the first time that households have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone. In mid-March 2020, most households will receive an invitation in the mail encouraging them to respond online. Areas with households that are less likely to respond online will receive paper questionnaires with their invitation. Responding by phone will also be an option. Beginning in May 2020, the Census Bureau will follow up with households that have not responded.Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics—they cannot be used against you in any way.

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Cumberland Complete County Committee

Cumberland County has established a Complete Count Committee that works with the U.S. Census Bureau, the Governor's Office, and the NC Counts Coalition. The committee works to encourage residents to respond to the census. 

Complete Count Committee

Jody Risacher
Committee Chair
910-483-7727
jrisacher@cumberland.lib.nc.us

Aaron Barnes

910-678-7607
abarnes@co.cumberland.nc.us

Contact Us

Historic Courthouse
130 Gillespie Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone:  910-678-7600
Fax: 910-678-7631

Acting Director: Joel Strickland