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Before you throw out the 2020 Census Questionnaire aka American Community Survey, stop and think if you care about the following: businesses coming to Fremont County, school funding or proper government representation? If you answered yes to any of those examples, not completing the questionnaire negatively impacts those things for the next 10 years.

Fremont County’s projected census response rate average is 17.45%. That is really low compared to some of the other counties in Wyoming.

More information on why the census is important can be found here.

Curious about the planned questions and why they are being asked? Those are answered here: Planned Questions for 2020 ACS

Not sure what the census mailed to you looks like? Here’s an example: 2020 Informational Questionnaire

County 10 chatted with Fremont County’s Census Specialist Josh Manning and he shared, “People are willing to give Facebook more information than the census. It’s ten simple questions that affect the next decade.”

Josh also shared, this is the first time you can complete the census online. Options do it over the phone, in-person interviews or by mail are still available. However, completing it online saves taxpayer money because it is automated. If you complete it online, you still need the User ID on the paper form mailed to you.