Census 2020

The Complete County Committee (CCC) of Athens-Clarke County is urging residents who have not yet responded to the 2020 Census to do so by the new September 30, 2020 deadline. 

It takes less than 10 minutes to complete the Census online (www.my2020census.gov), by phone (844-330-220), or by completing a paper survey mailed to select households.

Athens-Clarke County’s Census participation rate (59.5%) lags state (61.2%) and national completion rates (65.8%), putting the county at risk of losing critical funding and political influence.

“Today, more than 120,000 people call Athens their home. By raising their children in our neighborhoods, supporting local businesses, and lending their talents to those most in need, Athenians continuously demonstrate their commitment to making Athens the best it can be,” says Tim Johnson and Alejandra Calva, co-chairs of the Athens-Clarke Complete Count Committee. “Responding to the Census takes less than 10 minutes every 10 years, and our collective responses truly have the power to help shape our community’s future prosperity, health, wellbeing, and political voice.”

For each additional Athenian who responds to the 2020 Census, the county stands to receive approximately $32,000 more in federal funding over the next 10 years to help support local schools, healthcare, public transportation, and other critical infrastructure. 

Local organizations – from low-cost health clinics to after-school tutoring programs – will also use updated Census data to help secure financial support they need, while business owners will use it to adjust their economic investment in the county. 

Just as impactful, population data collected during the Census will help redefine Georgia’s legislative and congressional districts for future elections.