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    June 02, 2020
    Henry County Ranks in Top Ten in Census Response
    Officials continue to encourage citizens to respond for most accurate representation
     
    HENRY COUNTY, GA. – June 2, 2020 –Although Census Day was April 1, the Census 2020 count is far from over, and if you haven’t filled out the 2020 census, there’s still time.
     
    Being counted in this year’s Census means more federal funding in the community where you live for important programs such as education, healthcare and funding for infrastructure and road improvements. The information is also used to redraw legislative districts and determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. 
     
    Currently, Henry County ranks number 10 in the state of Georgia, edging out several surrounding counties, with a 64.6 percent response rate. Officials are hoping to increase that number as more residents fill out the Census.
     
    “I am really encouraged by our top ten ranking, but I really want to see Henry County at the number one spot for response,” said Don Ash, Emergency Management Director and Chair of the Henry County Complete Count Committee. “Having an accurate count for everyone living in Henry County means federal funding for so many important programs. I want everyone to be counted so that Henry County receives its fair share of those funds.”
     
    The 2020 Census is a procedure that records the number of all people living in the United States. Census numbers affect the funding of public resources and will determine the reapportionment of Congress and how much funding goes to federal programs.
     
    For the first time, the Census may be filled out online. It’s quick and it’s easy. Make sure you’re counted!
     
    For more information on the 2020 Census, please visit 2020census.gov.
     
     
    Melissa Robinson
    Public Information Director
    Henry County Government
    770-288-6024
    404-357-3726 ©
    henrycounty-ga.org
    Contact:
    Melissa Robinson, Public Information Director
    770-288-6024
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