TUCKER, Ga. (March 12, 2020) – The City of Tucker wants to make sure all residents are counted this spring in the United States Census. To help accomplish that, they introduced a dedicated webpage this week – www.tuckerga.gov/census – to educate and motivate residents to complete their Census forms.
“This is Tucker’s first Census as an incorporated city,” said Tucker’s Complete Count Committee Chair Matt Robbins. “The number of people we can get to fill out the Census will have a direct impact on our kids’ schools, healthcare resources for our families and so many other important aspects of our daily quality of life. I hope that every household will complete these important forms.”
The new webpage offers several resources for people wanting to learn more about the Census. It details the history, rationale and resources at play with the U.S. Census. It also links to a public service announcement which includes directions on how to actually fill out the Census questionnaire. Lastly, it incorporates cutting edge GIS technology to create the Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM). This interactive mapping tool allows users to see which parts of the community have traditionally low response scores, as well as age and demographic data about the residents of those neighborhoods.
“It’s important to remember that this is a count of all residents,” Robbins, who is also a City Council representative, explained. “Not citizens, but residents. The Census Bureau has put important safeguards in place to ensure that the information filled out on these forms stays private and will not be used against anyone. There should be no fear of participating in the Census.”
Census mailers will go out nationwide this month. They will invite residents to complete the Census process by paper, over the phone or online. For those who have not completed the process, Census workers will be knocking on doors around the area starting in May to invite residents to participate in the Census.