Census 2020!

Census 2020
Every 10 years the Federal Government through the US Census Bureau asks each person in the United States to be counted.  Most of you have received a letter in the mail with a code to go online and complete your 2020 Census.  It only takes a few minutes to complete. 
The census is used to calculate funds distributed by the Federal Government to State and Local Governments and for our schools for many different programs. It also determines the number of representatives from North Carolina in the US House of Representatives.  Many businesses use the data to decide where to locate and what services to offer.
If you did not get a letter, you may self-respond by going online to 2020census.gov 
or by calling 844-330-2020. 
Nearly 30% of Stanly residents have already responded.  
If you have already completed the 2020 Census - THANK YOU! 
If not, please take a few minutes and complete this important task today. 

This is your chance to not only shape your future but everyone's future.

The census happens just once every 10 years and impacts funding decisions on critical needs like schools, hospitals, roads, and more.
Your response to the 2020 Census will inform how billions of federal funding flow to our communities every year, so please keep in mind how important it is for our community to participate.
Shape your future now! Visit 2020census.gov.

The once-a-decade population count serves as the basis for distributing federal assistance to schools and educational institutions, including Title I aid, the National School Lunch Program, and special education grants to states. Join us to spread the word about the importance of the 2020 Census and help ensure that your students, educators, and community members receive the resources they need.


A complete count of every person living in Stanly County has tremendous benefits for our schools, students, staff, and community members.

The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as:

  • Special education, Head Start, after-school programs, and classroom technology.
  • Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.
  • Maternal and child health programs.
  • Accurately determine how many representatives each state has in Congress and inform the redrawing of congressional district boundaries.
  • Are used as the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to states, counties, and communities to support resources such as schools, hospitals, and fire departments.
  • Inform policy, community initiatives, and consumer advocacy.
  • Are used to determine the allocation of Title I funds, which provide financial assistance to local educational agencies and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families.