Updated 2/25/20

Beginning next week, residents of Giles County will be asked to respond to a letter they receive from the U.S. Census Bureau by mail.

No matter who you are it is vital for your family, friends, neighbors, schools and much more that you stand up and be counted in 2020.

Giles County Executive Melissa Greene said with the Census happening only once every 10 years, it is vitally important we get every person residing in Giles County counted.

In 2018 the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy estimated that each person not counted costs the state of Tennessee $1,091. Taking just a few minutes to be counted in the 2020 Census gives everyone living in Giles County a chance to work together for the benefit of each other.

Being counted in the 2020 Census is an opportunity for each person to be involved in helping Giles County's economy grow, Greene noted.

Everyone can begin responding to the census in Mid-March when most households will receive a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau inviting them to respond to the 2020 census. Being counted is easy and confidential.