Giles County and other surrounding communities continue to surpass the state average in completing the 2020 Census.
Beginning August 11th the United States Census Bureau will begin sending census takers to visit homes that have not yet responded to the census.
Local leaders continue to encourage residents across the state to participate because the number of people counted in Giles County determines how much federal funding is received to support public safety, education, healthcare, roads, and much more for the next ten years.
If a census taker comes to your door, the person will be wearing a mask and will stay at least six feet away from your door after knocking or ringing the bell. They will present a government-issued photo I.D. so you can verify that they are a census worker.
If a person would like to further verify that the person is a census taker, you can call the Philadelphia Regional Census Center at 267-780-2600 and provide the name of the person.
The census taker will only ask for the name of the householder, whether they are renting or purchasing/own the home, a contact phone number, and the name, birth-date, race, and relationship to the householder for each person living in the home.
They will also ask whether this is the person's primary residence.
This survey takes 5 to 10 minutes.