Census 2020 - Guilford Counts

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 GuilfordCounts 2020

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Census Day is April 1, 2020

Hospitals. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census is more than just a head count—it can shape many different aspects of Guilford County.

Results are used to help determine:

  • How over $675 Billion/year is distributed to state and local governments using Census numbers (Over $4 Trillion over the decade). These funds are spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.
  • The number of seats each state gets in Congress. Census is constitutionally mandated for re-apportionment of Congress.
  • How state and local officials draw boundaries for congressional districts, state legislative districts and school districts.

Census data is also used in:


  • Forecasting of future transportation needs.
  • Determining areas eligible for housing assistance and rehabilitation loans.
  • Assisting tribal, federal, state and local governments in planning, and implementing programs and services in:
    • Education
    • Healthcare
    • Transportation
    • Social Services
    • Emergency response
  • Designing facilities for people with disabilities, the elderly and children.