The Census is Coming, The Census is Coming

Don’t be afraid! RESPOND!

It’s that time again! Time for the decennial United States Census.  Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution mandates that a census take place every 10 years in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories.

The data collected by the Census is vital for a lot of the programs and political structures we rely on both now and for the future. It helps determine the allocation of numerous federal programs, including the how many Members of Congress a state gets. With North Carolina’s population continuing its significant growth our state is poised to gain not only another member of Congress (our 14th delegation member) but also access to more federal dollars. The data is also extremely important for many of the studies conducted by NAR and other researchers.

This year, you will have three options to take the Census:

  • By phone
  • By mail
  • Online (new for 2020).

You should begin receiving more information in mid-March, with everyone receiving it by April 1.

NC REALTORS® wants to make sure that we have the most complete count as possible so we have pulled together resources to help you better understand the Census and help you encourage others to respond.

NAR 2020 Census Webinar

In partnership with the US Census Bureau, NAR will host a webinar to discuss the importance of this year’s decennial population count, and overall importance of census data.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 4 at 2:00 PM.



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