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Complete the census today

By Kaitlin Holley

Only once a decade do residents get the chance to fill out the census.

Those who haven’t turned information in or went online to fill the census out, it’s not too late.

Escambia County Alabama is classified under county roads.

As a county we are predicted to respond slightly below average rate, officials said.

According to he Census Bureau, conducting a census report is vital for decisions regarding community service. According to data collected in 2010, Alabama had a 72 percent response rate to the census with lower rates particularly in west Alabama and in some urban areas, the Census’s website said. This participation rate won’t be enough for 2020.

Resourcefully data collected by the Census Bureau is considered by business and industry as valuable, unbiased data collected by a neutral third party. An improvement in a community’s Census data could mean additional retail and restaurant growth as well as more consideration from companies wishing to expand or relocate, creating job opportunities.

To complete the census go to Alabama2020census.com or check the mail for the letter that came in March. Here are some reasons once again to remind us of why it is important to fill out.