2020 Census Vital to Morgan County’s Future - Morgan County Herald: News

2020 Census Vital to Morgan County’s Future

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Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:00 am

This spring and summer, Morgan County residents will join the rest of the country being asked to respond to the U.S. Census. The census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and has been done every ten years since 1790 to count each person who lives in the United States. Results of the 2020 census will be used to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to Ohio and its 88 counties for schools, roads and public services as well as helping communities to prepare for transportation and emergency readiness. The population count will also determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and will be used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

Morgan County census coordinator Rebecca Aber says for the first time in history, respondents will have the option to respond to the census online, by mail or by phone. “Responding to the census form takes about 10 minutes and will help to ensure that Morgan County is counted and receives its fair share of government money for vital projects that is determined by census figures.”

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