FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2019
Office of Communications & Public Services
Wakulla County Is Gearing Up for the 2020 Census
The Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners is gearing up for the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories. This census is conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau. If you live in the United States, you are required by law to participate in the census.
The results of the census determine our congressional representation as well as how federal funding is distributed. Every year, more than $675 billion is distributed to states and communities to fund hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and more. “The federal funds Wakulla County receives are based on how many people are counted and the information they provide; therefore, it is critical that all Wakulla County households participate in the 2020 Census,” said David Edwards, County Administrator.