2020 US Census surveys begin
by Sublette County Sheriff's Office
January 25, 2020
Starting this spring the US Census bureau will be again conducting local Census collection information. This is done in an effort to meet constitutional and legislative requirements which charge the census bureau with counting the U.S Population in preparation for the upcoming 2020 Decennial (Every ten years) Census.
The survey operations began on January 16th in Wyoming and will run through March of this year.
The temporary and field staff from the census bureau will work in neighborhoods across the Unites States to conduct these surveys using a laptop computer. Field staff will be knocking on doors in order to verify Addresses and gather information on additional living quarters.
We anticipate many questions and concerns of suspicious solicitors from our citizens; thus, we are making this notification now and will post a reminder again in the spring.
The following are some tips on what to look for to positively identify a census employee.
-Employees can be identified by their laptop computer with a census bureau logo at the top
-Black canvas bag with the same logo
-Photo Identification card from the Census bureau.
The 2020 Census is coming and everyone counts. The 2020 Census is safe, easy, and important. Our communities are counting on us all to work together. The 2020 census will determine how much federal money comes into the state for the next 10 years. There is more than $675 billion in federal funding at stake PER YEAR and if other states or Wyoming communities have a more accurate count of their population, they could receive more of that money. All responses to the census are confidential information kept safe within the census bureau. Census employees take their oath to protect this information seriously. If any information is disclosed, even to another government agency, employees face prison time and a $250,000 fine.