Union County is among the top counties in North Carolina for responding to the U.S. Census. Residents received invitations to complete the U.S. Census beginning in March. The U.S. Census is a means to count the population of the United States. Responding to the Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The response deadline has been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790. Every Union County resident should be counted in the Census. Your responses inform where more than $675 billion is distributed each year to communities nationwide for clinics, schools, roads, and more. Responses are used to redraw legislative districts and determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Your answers can only be used to produce statistics. They cannot be used against you by any government agency or court in any way – not by the FBI, not by the CIA, not by the DHS, and not by ICE. Census data gives community leaders vital information to make decisions about building community centers, opening businesses, and planning for the future.
Census employees are required by federal law to keep information confidential. The Census will never ask for Social Security numbers, bank or credit card numbers, money, or anything related to political parties.