Orange County reminds residents to complete 2020 Census
April 1 is the official Census Day, and the Orange County Complete Count Committee wants to remind residents of the importance of responding to the 2020 Census.
"Every household that responds brings in almost $1,800 per person in federal and state revenues each year for the next ten years," said Renee Price, Vice Chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners and chair of the Orange County Complete Count Committee. "That's money for meals programs for our schools, transportation, roads, Medicare and many other programs that strengthen our community. The response to COVID-19 has demonstrated how important school meals programs are to our community."
For the first time, residents can respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail. Find out more about each of these methods below:
Through March 30, Orange County's self-response rate of 40.6 percent was the highest in North Carolina among our state's 100 counties. Wake County ranks second at 39.5%.
Carrboro has the highest response rate within the county at 43.1 percent. Chapel Hill (40.9) and Hillsborough (38.5) are well above the state average of 33.0 percent and the national average of 36.2 percent.
Click on the image below to play a video created by students at Cedar Ridge High School.