UPDATE: Rutherford County could receive additional $22 Million through the U.S. Census

Aug 12, 2020 at 01:45 pm by WGNS


We have more news on the Census and how it could impact Rutherford County... According to county officials, our community could earn an extra $22 million in federal funds from an increased population, which is why the local government is encouraging Rutherford Countians to complete the census.

Right now both the City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County officials are pushing for residents to take the time to complete the Census questionnaire.

Rutherford County could receive an estimated $1,100 annually in federal funds for each person counted in the U.S. Census, meaning a 2020 count showing a 20,000-person population increase would amount to an extra $22 million in federal funds each year.

This year’s U.S. census means tens of millions of dollars could be gained for Rutherford County public services such as schools, roads and health clinics for the next decade — if an accurate count is captured of the thousands of new residents that have moved into the community since 2010.

To earn these federal funds, Rutherford County residents are urged complete their 2020 Census forms that can be filled out online at www.my2020census.gov, by phone phone at 844-330-2020, or mail back the completed paper questionnaire if you received one.

If you don't complete the census questionnaire, U.S. Census takers will visit Rutherford County homes. Those visits started on Tuesday, August 12th and will continue througout the week.

The census allows everyone to be counted for federal monies in Rutherford County.