Be Counted: Take The Census

Submitted by Elisabeth on Tue, 05/26/2020 - 6:17pm


Every 10 years, the US government conducts a count of the people in our country. This count is CRUCIAL to many aspects of our community. The count is used in the allocation of billions of dollars in federal funding for so many things we take for granted: schools, hospitals, fire departments, and roads among other things. 

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

How Is Buncombe County Doing In The Census Count So Far?

  • As of 5/22: 56.5% (slightly above the State average)
  • We're coming in 36th out of 100 North Carolina Counties

So what does this mean? It means we really have to get folks counted.
It only takes a few minutes to answer a few questions for your entire household. Click here to start.