With the clock winding down on the 2020 U.S. census, Bridgeville officials are urging residents to fill out a census form as soon as possible.
Paper questionnaires were mailed to households earlier this year.
You can also respond online at MyCensus2020.gov.
Or can respond by telephone at: 1-844-330-2020. Operators are available every day from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Simply put, the U.S. census is a mess this year. Deadlines keep changing. Distrust of the government is running high. And there’s global pandemic going on.
But regardless of all that, small communities like Bridgeville need every resident to fill out a census form. If Bridgeville’s population is undercounted this year, the borough stands to miss out on considerable sums of money in the form of grants and other funding for roads, parks, flood prevention, and other improvement projects.
“It’s very important that we get a full count,” said borough councilman Joe Verduci. “In the past, that hasn’t always been the case.”
The deadline to respond is Sept. 30.