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Posted on: March 28, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Norcross To Form Complete Count Census Committee For 2020 Census

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NORCROSS (GWINNETT COUNTY), GA (MARCH 20, 2019) – The City of Norcross has announced an intention to form a nine-member Complete Count Committee (CCC) to help achieve a “complete count” for the Norcross area in the United States 2020 Census.

The census is conducted nationwide every 10 years, the results helping to determine local governments' eligibility for federal and state grants. Historically, low-income neighborhoods and those with large non-English speaking populations have tended to be under-counted, resulting in those areas receiving less aid for housing, transportation and other public spending than they would have been entitled to otherwise. 

Norcross City Council wants to make sure every city resident is counted in the 2020 census next year. Mayor Craig Newton is in talks with Tina Khuyen, MPH, the Field Division Director for the 2020 census, regarding the formulation of a CCC to ensure this. A resolution to create the CCC is in the works. 

The nine-member committee will consist of community members selected by Mayor and Council who will help achieve an accurate count by raising awareness of the 2020 U.S. Census and working with local leaders to make sure the survey is carried out accurately.

According to the most recent United States census estimates, Norcross’ estimated population is 16,845, composed of 5,450 households. Helps us to ensure a “complete count” in 2020; look for more information coming from the City and opportunities to attend public informational meetings in the near future.

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