2020 Census

Hackleburg leading the pack

Marion County is currently trailing behind the statewide Census response rate.
As of Wednesday, June 10, 57.2% of Marion County residents have self-reported to the 2020 Census while 58.8% of Alabamians have responded.
Bear Creek - 60.4%
Brilliant - 53.7%
Guin - 51.6%
Gu-Win - 53%
Hackleburg - 62.3%
Hamilton - 61.3%
Twin - 57.3%
Winfield - 61.7%
Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments (NACOLG) Regional Director Beau Cooper is encouraged that Marion County is not far behind its 2010 self-response rate of 59.8%.

Census count being affected by COVID-19

MUSCLE SHOALS - The Town of Hackleburg is leading Marion County in Census responses, according to an update by the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments (NACOLG).
As of Monday, April 20, Hackleburg is the county frontrunner for the 2020 Census with 53.3% of residents self-reporting already.
Marion County’s total self-response rate is currently 49%, dragging behind the statewide average of 49.7% and the national average of 51%.

Ivey stresses importance of participating to Census

MONTGOMERY -  Gov. Kay Ivey stressed the ongoing importance of the 2020 Census, which is currently underway and available for immediate online, phone or mail response.
“It is an unprecedented time in Alabama, however, we must remain committed to Census participation,” said Gov. Ivey.
“The COVID-19 pandemic shows the importance of state representation on a national level. If we lose a representative due to a low Census count, that would mean one less voice advocating for Alabama’s needs during critical times in the future.”


Today is Census Day

MARION COUNTY -  Today marks the official 2020 Census Day in which individuals are officially counted in their homes.
The Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories.
In mid-March, homes across the country began receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census in the mail. Once the invitation arrives, individuals should respond for their homes in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.

2020 Census has begun

MARION COUNTY - Gov. Kay Ivey has formally signaled the open of Census 2020 participation statewide.
For the first time in history, the Census is now available online at my2020Census.gov.
Additionally, invitation letters have been mailed and will continue to arrive in mailboxes across the state through Friday, March 20.
Individuals can participate in the 10-question Census online, by phone or through traditional paper form.


Marion County cares about Census

HAMILTON – A recent report shows that Marion County residents are alert and ready for the upcoming 2020 Census count.
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) spokesperson Mike Presley told the Journal Record in a phone interview that Marion County received one of the highest scores in Alabama on an “indifference” survey conducted by ADECA to canvass the state on how willing citizens are to participate in the upcoming Census.

NACOLG looks to RSM, community leaders to help with 2020 Census

Samuel Bentley, Director of the Ramp School of Ministry in Hamilton, is shown during a meeting concerning the 2020 Census at Hamilton City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

HAMILTON - Keith Jones, executive director of the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments (NACOLG), met with local leaders to discuss planning for the upcoming 2020 Census at Hamilton City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
In attendance were Hamilton Mayor Bob Page, Ramp School of Ministry (RSM) Director Samuel Bentley, NACOLG Regional Planner Robert Cooper, NACOLG Transportation Planner Ryan Hayse and Hamilton Attorney Scott Hunt.

Officials estimate 2020 count will add 1,200 more residents

Regional officials helping to prepare for the upcoming Census say that implications point to Marion County recording a higher population.
Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments (NACOLG) Transportation Director Ryan Hayse is a part of his organization’s team working in collaboration with Census officials to produce the highest possible count in the northwest Alabama area.
Hayse said that NACOLG has been helping the Census Bureau locate previously unrecorded addresses by cross-referencing local address data to the U.S. Postal Service’s records.


Census 2020 participation vital for recruiting

HAMILTON - State officials are urging local leaders to drive home the need for Census participation.
While there are many uses for Census data, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs Director Kenneth Boswell recently advised local leaders during a regional economic summit that many businesses and industries use the population report to make decisions on where to locate.

Census bureau looking to hire in Northwest Alabama

HAMILTON - The United States Census Bureau is in the midst of a massive recruiting effort and they may have a job for you. The census bureau is currently looking to hire 20 million workers ahead of the 2020 Census.
Every 10 years, since 1790, the bureau has attempted to count every man, woman, and child living in the United States and its territories.