Census 2020

***** Census Takers are out in communities knocking on doors to provide residents the means to complete their census (For residents who have yet to complete their census).  They will be wearing masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will have census ID badges to identify themselves. *****

                                                 What is the Census?

By law, every 10 years the U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. Your participation determines representation and how billions in federal funds are distributed. The federal government distributes $675 billion to states and communities based on census data. For each person not counted in Maryland, the state will lose approximately $18,275 over 10 years in federal funding, according to the committee. The money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other programs.

Every 10 years, a complete count of every person in the United States helps identify and allocate those funds.

The 2020 Census is more than a count. It's an opportunity to get involved and to help shape the future of your community. 

How is the Census conducted in Wicomico County?

By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding: online, by phone, or by mail.  The 2020 Census marks the first time you'll have the option to respond online.  You can even respond on your mobile device. 

Why is Wicomico County Department of Planning, Zoning, & Community Development involved?

Federal Officials conduct the census, but planning departments at the state and local level are responsible for raising awareness and conducting outreach through a Complete Count Committee (CCC).  Your local committee is comprised of local officials and community leaders who assist with these efforts.

Contact Us: 

Wicomico County Department of Planning, Zoning, and Community Development



Next upcoming CCC meeting:
Monday, October 12, 2020
3:00 p.m.

Meetings to be held via Zoom until further notice.  

Please email census@wicomicocounty.org for more information.

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Wicomico Complete Count Committee
In partnership with the Cities and Towns of Wicomico County
How to stay safe when participating in the Census
Be wary of and know the signs of phishing.  If you can't tell whether a website is legitimate or not, remember that the Census Bureau will NOT do the following:
  • Send unsolicited emails to request your participation
  • Ask for your social security number
  • Ask for your bank account or credit card numbers
  • Request money or donations
  • Contact you on behalf of a political party
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