County urges residents to respond to Census

Yadkin County officials are encouraging county residents to complete the 2020 Census before it wraps up at the end of the month.

“It is extremely important for all Yadkin County residents to be counted,” states a news release issued by the county. “Yadkin County is rich in its heritage and diversity. The Census aims to make sure all of Yadkin County’s residents are counted and given representation. 2020 self-response rates for the Census compared to the 2010 response rates are down both nationally and locally. With a lower response rate, Yadkin County risks the loss of funding for schools, job programs, healthcare and nutrition for children and much more. Because the Census Bureau continues with plans to end operations early, it is even more imperative that residents be counted now. By responding to the 2020 Census, Yadkin County residents can have a real impact on their community.”

The early end of the Census this year is a concern given the low completion rate thus far.

“Now is the time to stand up and be counted,” said County Manager Lisa Hughes. “Yadkin County needs everyone to complete the 2020 Census Survey. Funding for the schools, county programs, non-profit funding and services delivered to our citizens every day depends upon the Census numbers.”

Mailers regarding the 2020 Census were sent out on March 12 which included a reference code that can be used to begin the Census online. However, a code is not needed if residents want to take the Census without it by visiting or by calling 844-330-2020, or, complete the Census Questionnaire they received in the mail and return in the envelope provided.

Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter and Instagram @RippleReporterK.