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Charles County has reached an important milestone in exceeding its 2010 self-response rate one month before the end of the 2020 Census self-response phase. Accurate Census numbers are vital for the county as they determine appropriate representation, as well as funding for public services, such as schools, parks, roads, first responders, senior centers, and more.

“The U.S. Census Bureau would like to extend our congratulations to the people of Charles County for their high response rates,” said Fernando Armstrong, Regional Director for the Philadelphia Region of the U.S. Census Bureau.  “Your response matters and will help your community get the accurate count it needs to secure federal funding for critical public services and political representation.”

“I offer my sincerest thanks to the Charles County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee and volunteers for their diligent work. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, our numbers to date are exceeding the last Census, which reflects both the committee’s efforts and the cooperation of our residents.  There is still work to be done, and I appreciate the continued support of our entire community as we work to further increase our Census response rate,” said Charles County Commissioner President Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq.

Residents who have not yet completed the 2020 Census are encouraged to fill it out by Wednesday, Sept. 30. The Census is available online, by phone, or by mail. Visit https://2020census.gov/ to take the Census or learn more.

Census takers will be door-to-door for residents who have not completed the 2020 Census. Census takers are trained to follow CDC recommendations, including wearing face masks, maintaining social distance, practicing hand hygiene, and not entering homes and conducting interviews outside as much as possible or practical. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.


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