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Census extended to end of the month

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NASHVILLE — The 2020 U.S. census response deadline has been extended to Oct. 31, giving Nash County residents more time to be counted.

Nash County households should respond now either online through the official website at 2020census.gov or by phone at the official toll-free number 844-330-2020, said Adam Tyson, chairman of the Nash County Complete Count Committee.

“Nash County’s current overall self-response rate of 65.4% is still 1.6% below our previous census response in 2010,” Tyson said. “A low response rate puts Nash County communities at risk of losing their fair share of state and federal funding for education, health care, road repairs, emergency response and other critical public services for the next 10 years.”

The self-response rates for Nash County municipalities follow: Red Oak at 78.9%, 5.7% above 2010; Dortches at 74.2%, 0.1% above 2010; Nashville at 71.3%, 0.6% below 2010; Momeyer at 65.3%, 9.4% below 2010; Rocky Mount at 62.4%, 4.2% below 2010; Middlesex at 51.3%, 20.5% above 2010; Spring Hope at 50.7%, 0.7% below 2010; Castalia at 50.4%, 11.0% above 2010; Bailey at 46.3%, 17.1% above 2010; Whitakers at 42.6%, 23.1% below 2010; and Sharpsburg at 38.7%, 13.1% below 2010.

“I am challenging all of you to make Nash count by doing everything that you can to encourage your family, friends, neighbors and fellow residents to respond to the 2020 U.S. census before Oct. 31,” Tyson said. “Just a few minutes of your time now will help your community for the next 10 years.”