The time for the 2020 Census is here. The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States every 10 years as is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution. The results of the Census will help determine how federal funding will flow into Trinity County every year for the next decade. Responses to the 2020 Census are confidential and inform funding decisions for public services and resources such as hospitals, schools, emergency response and roads.
To ensure awareness, Human Response Network has implemented a campaign to spread the word about the Census. This includes countywide tabling outreach to ensure that everyone is aware of the importance of the 2020 Census and the need for their participation.
Trinity County residents have the option of answering the 2020 Census by mail, phone or online. By mid-March every household should receive an invitation to complete the survey by the Census Bureau either by mail or by an official census worker. If an invitation isn’t received by mail or in person please make sure to go online and complete the form at www.census.gov or call 800-923-8282.
The Human Response Network will have a computer available for anyone who does not have internet access. The Weaverville and Hayfork public libraries will also have computers available to use for the Census after presenting a library card or picture ID.
The Human Response Network would like to encourage every member of our county to participate in the 2020 Census. Not only is it a part of our civic duty but it is also our responsibility to ensure our county is fairly represented in our local, state and federal governments.