Hospitals. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census is more than just a head count—it can shape many different aspects of Wake County.
Results are used to help determine:
How more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities. These funds are spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.
The number of seats each state gets in Congress.
How state and local officials draw boundaries for congressional districts, state legislative districts and school districts.
It’s critical that you’re counted. By April 2020, households will receive an invitation to participate in the census. You'll then have three options to respond.
Wake County is committed to educating our residents about the importance of the U.S. Census. Our representatives will be out and about at local events over the next year. Be on the lookout for the Wake Counts team, and get your questions answered one-on-one. See where they’ll be here.