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Census 2020

Why is the Census important to Cumberland County?

  • Political Representation
    N.C. is projected to gain a seat in Congress. 2020 Census data will be used for redistricting.
  • Funding
    Census data is used to allocate $675 billion a year. N.C. receives about $16 billion annually.
    Cumberland County could lose at least $240 million over the next 10 years as a result of projected under counting.
  • Community Impact
    Census data will be used to plan for highways, school lunch funding, emergency response, families in need and more.

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.

Serve your country and your community 

Most military households are responsible for responding to the 2020 Census on their own if they are stationed or living in the United States.

Military and the US Census Fact Sheet

Military Census

2020 Census Facts

By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:

  • Online
  • By phone
  • By mail 

During the 2020 Census you will never be asked for:

  • Social Security number
  • Money or donations
  • Anything on behalf of apolitical party
  • Your bank or credit card numbers

Your personal information is kept confidential. The Census Bureau is bound by federal law to protect your information, and your data is used only for statistical purposes.

Census 2020 timeline

Cumberland Complete Count 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

Rawls Howard
Committee Co-Chair

Jaimie Walters


Contact Us

Historic Courthouse
130 Gillespie Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

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

Director: Rawls Howard