Census 101: Counting on Cabarrus

The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade we take a count — or census — of America’s population. The 2020 Census will mail this fall and is due April 1, 2020. The Census bureau will increase its use of technology with the 2020 Census. For the first time, you can respond online, by phone or by mail.

Here’s why Cabarrus is counting on your participation in the 2020 Census:

  • It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries.
  • Each year, the federal government distributes more than $675 billion to states and communities based on Census Bureau data. Of this, our community receives $1,600 annually for each person counted in Cabarrus County.
  • Communities rely on Census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs, including new roads, schools and emergency services.
  • Businesses use Census data to decide where to locate facilities and create jobs.

To request a presentation on the 2020 Census, email

For more information on the 2020 Census, visit

To apply for Census jobs, visit

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