Census Day continues in midst of COVID-19 pandemic

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Today is Census Day, and even in the midst of a pandemic, that means it’s time to be counted.

Every 10 years, the United States conducts the national census. The coronavirus, is causing some changes in the way the census is conducted. The federal government has delayed the door-to-door count because of COVID-19.

Off-campus students of  WKU need to complete the census on their own since those students normally are counted as residents of Bowling Green and may be missed if they returned to their hometowns.

Bowling Green Commissioner Sue Parrigin, the local chair of the city’s census committee, says it’s important to take part in the census since it is only carried out once every 10 years and those population numbers help determine where Federal grants are awarded for services like healthcare and infrastructure.

To take part in this year’s census, or to find out more about completing the census, you can visit census.gov for more information.

July 31st is the deadline to complete the census.