Graham County is excited to announce the partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census! As a partner, we’ll be working to ensure that our community is accurately represented.
These pages are a work in progress and will contain valuable information regarding our Census as it becomes available.
April 1, 2020 - Census Day is observed nationwide.
Why is this important?
Because under-counted residents have been denied an equal voice in our government, this would deprive our communities of federal and state funding. Key infrastructure projects including schools, health care, housing, transportation and community development would be affected. When community members are informed, they are more likely to respond to the census. Through collaborative partnerships, the U.S. Census Bureau and community leaders can reach the shared goal of counting everyone in 2020.
How Does the Census Benefit You?
Federal funds, grants and support to communities are based on population totals and other factors. The data is used to determine how states, counties and cities across the country will receive a share of more than $675 billion in funding per year. Funding is used for programs in education, transportation, public safety and much more.
Responses to the Census are Confidential
Your responses to the 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.