It's your neighbors, your co-workers, your family. It's your hometown. Make it count.
It determines your share of federal funding.
It determines who represents you, both in Washington and Raleigh.
Find out more at 2020Census.gov.
Cities have a crucial role in ensuring that their population is fully counted. From engaging the community to establishing an internal plan, municipal preparations should begin as early as possible.
Below is a list of recommendations. More information can be found in the NLC 2020 Census Municipal Action Guide and U.S. Census Bureau Toolkit.
Cities and towns should look to three main resources for information. Additionally, NCLM staff is prepared to support municipalities with all Census help.
The Census Bureau has published numerous valuable resources
National League of Cities
The NLC supports the Census Bureau's mission, and understands its importance to municipalities nationwide. The NLC's 2020 Census Municipal Action Guide is the most applicable resource for North Carolina cities and towns. The guide covers the Census from all angles relevant to municipalities, shares best practices, and offers instruction on how to get involved.
NLC 2020 Census Municipal Action Guide