Update: The Census Parade is on its way to your area!
June 25, 2020 - A Census Parade will traverse Shelby County today, June 25th to help raise awareness for the 2020 Census. The vehicle parade will meet at 1:30pm at Walmart, 810 Hurst Street, in Center and leave the parking lot at 2pm. The parade will include Shelby County Elected officials, law enforcement, and community members. The parade route will travel from Center to Timpson, Tenaha, Joaquin, and Shelbyville. The purpose of the Census Parade is to encourage everyone to fill out the Census!
It's not too late to complete your 2020 Census. Visit my2020census.gov to begin!
The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail. The 2020 Census asks a few simple questions about you and everyone who was living with you on April 1, 2020.
The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.
The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.
When you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics.
The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential.