Knock! Knock!

Census Worker
Photo credit City of Greenville
By 106.3 WORD

Through the end of the month, Oconee County Census Workers will be knocking on doors to gather information for the 2020 Census.

Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw reminds citizens to be vigilant when someone knocks on your door.

Field staff Census workers can be identified by a photo identification in addition to the these items:  a laptop with a Census Bureau logo, an iPad with a Census Bureau logo, iPhone with a Census Bureau logo and/or a black canvas bag with a Census Bureau logo.

Sheriff Crenshaw says "The more participation [and data collected] by our citizens means the possibility of more federal money in Oconee County, including money that could be used for law enforcement operations that would be of a benefit to all of our citizens.”

Anyone with questions can contact the Oconee County Sheriff's Office at 864-638-4111.

How to identify a 2020 Census worker

 

Press Release from the Oconee County Sheriff's Office below:

(Walhalla, SC)---The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is reminding our citizens today that field workers are continuing to work in the County in regards to the 2020 Census.

“Field workers have been working in Oconee County and will continue to do so until the end of this month,” according to Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw.  “And while we have not had any reports filed to our agency regarding any issues involving our citizens and Census field workers, there have been reports relayed to us by Census Bureau officials of problems and incidents between citizens and field workers elsewhere.  We always encourage our citizens to remain vigilant but also to realize that the Census is mandated every ten years by the United States Constitution and the field workers have a job to do.  If anyone has any questions regarding field workers that show up at their doors, they are more than welcome to contact the Sheriff’s Office and ask to speak to one of our deputy’s.”

Field staff Census workers can be identified by their Census Photo Identification and by one or more of the following identifiers:

  • A laptop computer with a Census Bureau logo
  • An iPad with a Census Bureau logo
  • iPhone with a Census Bureau logo
  • A black canvas bag with a Census logo

“I encourage our citizens, if they have not done so already, to cooperate in completing their Census information,” says Sheriff Crenshaw.  “The data collected is used in the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funds each year.  The more participation by our citizens means the possibility of more federal money in Oconee County, including money that could be used for law enforcement operations that would be of a benefit to all of our citizens.”

Majority of Americans Support Citizenship Question on Census

 

(August 12, 2020:)  This week, in the City of Greenville, Census workers will be visiting the homes of families who have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. 

Should you receive a visit from someone asking to collect information, the City of Greenville asks that you "check to make sure [the worker has] a valid ID badge that includes their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark and an expiration date."

If you prefer to opt out of a visit, a form can be filled out online by clicking HERE or call 844-330-2020.  

The City of Greenville reports that just over half of City Residents have responded to the census. 

2020 results will affect our community for the next 10 years. 

Click here to take the 2020 Census. 

City of Greenville Information provided below:

CENSUS HOME VISITS UNDERWAY

This week, Census workers will begin visiting homes in our area that have not responded to the 2020 Census.

If someone visits your home to collect information for the Census, please check to make sure they have a valid ID badge that includes their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark and an expiration date.

You can avoid having a Census worker visit your home by completing your Census form online at https://my2020census.gov/ or by phone at 844-330-2020.

It only takes a few minutes and your answers are confidential. Currently, the census response rate for the city of Greenville is just 54% and time is running out, so please do your part to help ensure that everyone is counted.

The results of the 2020 Census will affect our community for the next 10 years.

 

 

 

 

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