2020 Census

Be Counted

It is so important for everyone in Franklin County to be counted!

Video from the U.S. Census Bureau 

This video combines five PSAs into one easy-to-understand story about the 2020 Census. Watch this to learn what the 2020 Census is, how data are used and secured, how it affects representation, and how you can complete it.

What The Census Can Do

It is easy to see what an accurate count of residents can do for your community: better infrastructure, improved services, and a improved the quality of life for everyone in the County. In fact, the information the Census collects helps to determine how billions of dollars in federal funding are spent each year on things like:

  • Hospitals
  • Job training centers
  • New schools and school programs
  • Senior centers
  • Bridges, tunnels, roads, and highways
  • Emergency services
  • Natural Disaster Response
  • Determines number of Congressional Seat

Remember, wherever you live on April 1 is where you fill out the Census. Ferrum College students, be sure to fill it out right where you’re living, not where you grew up or where your parents reside. Deadline for self-response for the Census is August 14th.

Learn more about How the U.S. Census Bureau Protects Your Data.

Important Dates

March 12th – August 14th –Self-response by online, phone or mail for census

April 8th Paper questionnaires started being mailed out to households who have not responded to the 2020 Census

Learn more at 2020census.gov