Moore County 2020 Census will begin March 1st.
Posted on Monday January 27, 2020

Moore County 2020 Census

Everyone Counts

Hospitals. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census is more than just a head count—it can shape many different aspects of Moore County.

Results are used to help determine:

     -How more than $400 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities. These funds are spent on
      schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

     -The number of seats each state gets in Congress.

     -How state and local officials draw boundaries for congressional districts, state legislative districts and school districts.

In preparation for the March mailing, community meetings have been scheduled in the next few weeks for the public to learn more about the census, including job opportunities:

* Mon, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., Trinity AME Zion Church, 972 W. Pennsylvania Ave. in Southern Pines;

* Wed, Feb. 5, 10-11 a.m., Moore County Ag Center, 707 Pinehurst Ave. in Carthage;

* Thu, Feb. 6, 12-7 p.m., Northern Moore Family Resource Center, 116 Horner St. in Robbins

* Tue, Feb. 11, 6-7 p.m., Pinebluff Town Hall, 325 E. Baltimore Ave. in Pinebluff; and

* Thu, Feb. 13, 6-7 p.m., Crains Creek Fire Dept., 4525 Lobelia Rd. in Vass.

Local school children are also invited to participate in a ‘Census Day’ coloring contest. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, Jan. 31. Winners will be announced for each grade level and prizes include a family bowling package at Sandhills Bowling Center in Aberdeen. To learn more or download a coloring sheet, visit Moore County Planning & Transportation’s page on Facebook.

In addition, the Moore County Veterans Service Office is hosting a Veterans Census Summit from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Feb. 7, at the Moore County Agricultural Building, 707 Pinehurst Ave.

Representatives from the Regional Census Office in Fayetteville will present an overview and outline ways local organizations can assist veterans with answering the census. There will be a question and answer panel and time allotted for audience questions. Businesses, health care organizations, community service organizations, veterans’ groups, church groups and others who work with veterans are invited to attend.

It’s critical that you’re counted. By April 2020, households will receive an invitation to participate in the census. You'll then have three options to respond.

· Online (for the first time!)

· By phone

· By mail

If you are filling out the census for your household, you should count anyone who is living there as of April 1, 2020. This includes anyone who is living and sleeping there most of the time. Get details on how to count young children and how to handle special circumstances here.

The Moore County Planning Department has been tasked with working with the US Census Bureau to increase awareness of the 2020 Census and increase census participation. Please visit  Moore County Planning & Transportation's Facebook page or go to Census Partners for more information. Click here for information on employment opportunities. Click here for a list of the Complete Count Committee members.
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