Released on July 24, 2019 - 3:03pm

Mayor Craig A. Moe and the Laurel City Council are letting residents know it’s not too soon to start thinking about the 2020 Census!

What is the Census? It is a bureau of the federal government’s statistical agency. Every 10 years, they gather current facts and figures about America’s people, places and economy. The statistics that they pull together is then used to:

  • Determine how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is then used to redraw district boundaries.
  • Communities use the statistics to plan for residents needs like roads, schools and emergency services.
  • Businesses use the data to determine where to open shops.


Why should residents participate in the 2020 Census? Mayor Moe says, “An accurate census count helps ensure fair representation at all levels of government. The census directly impacts the Federal, State, and County funding that the City of Laurel will receive over the next decade. It’s vital that all city residents are counted, to ensure that Laurel obtains the appropriate resources for our community. I encourage you to visit our census website and be on the lookout for a census event near you.”

The invitation will come via the mail in March of 2020, so be sure to keep your eyes open and plan on participating to help Laurel receive all the benefits they can from this Census!

Every household will then have the option of responding online, by mail or through a phone prompt. All information is confidential and protected.

To help you learn more about the 2020 Census, Laurel has added a Census block on our home page,, that reads “2020 Census Laurel.” Click on it and you will find a count down clock, along with a lot of infographics that can help guide you through this process.

Stay in the know and go to our website today to learn more about the 2020 Census!

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