2020 Marion County Census Proclamation
Marion County Mayor David Jackson Signs Proclamation to Increase Participation in 2020 Census
Marion County Mayor David Jackson signed a proclamation to ensure all residents of Marion County are counted in the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census. The proclamation designates the county as a partner with the U.S. Census Bureau by encouraging residents to participate through awareness efforts until the completion of the 2020 Census.
U.S. Census Data are used at a federal, state, and local level to help create proper apportionment for representation, voting districts. But more notably helps with the distribution of more than $675 billion dollars annually in federal funding to states. The data collected in 2020 will also help Marion County with future planning by local officials for community needs and services.
Mayor Jackson stated that the 2020 Census is very important for our county and the cities within our county. The census helps determine federal, state and local voting districts and impacts the number of US Congressmen from the State of Tennessee. The census impacts federal and state grant programs and other funding sources that could be available to our county. We ask that everyone take time to be counted, your information isn’t shared with any other government agencies. When April 1st, 2020 is here, let’s all stand and be counted!
Marion County has agreed to establish a county-wide Complete Count Committee of elected officials and community leaders from faith-based organization, education, media and community service organizations to maximize an accurate count of the population.
The resolution will help to engage the community on a county level as part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Community Partnership and Engagement Program (CPEP). The CPEP is intended to educate, encourage, and engage with all U.S. residents to complete their Census questionnaire in the upcoming 2020 census.
The Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency. It is dedicated to providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy. Federal law protects the confidentiality of all the information the Census Bureau collects. For more information on the U.S. Census Bureau, go to www.census.gov