Time is running out to take part to the 2020 Census.
At Monday’s Goldsboro City Council meeting, a proclamation was approved pushing for everyone’s participation in the 2020 population count.
Goldsboro Public Information Officer LaToya Henry urged residents to fill out their Census forms if they have not already done so.
Without complete participation from all households, Henry says Goldsboro and Wayne County are at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal funding.
The latest figures show that the response rate in the City of Goldsboro is just below 60%.
Henry reminded that even undocumented citizens can participate in the decennial count without fear of repercussion.
You can complete the brief Census questionnaire through 2020census.gov.
Those without internet access can call 844-330-2020 or visit the Wayne County Public Library where you can find computer access and assistance with responding to the Census.
The deadline to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census had been September 30th.
However, a federal judge ruled late Thursday that the deadline would be extended through the end of October.