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Mobile Census station today at Piggly Wiggly

PARKERSBURG — Representatives with the U.S. Census Bureau will post a mobile station from 2-6 p.m. today at the Piggly Wiggly, 100 23rd Street, Vienna, where people who have yet to respond to the Census.

Residents will receive assistance and have their questions answered about the Census.

As of Sept. 10, West Virginia’s response rate was 55.8 percent. Wood County was at 70 percent, Parkersburg at 65.5 percent, Vienna at 78.1 percent, Williamstown at 75.3 percent and North Hills at 83.9 percent, according to Pam Brust, chairwoman of Wood County Complete Count Committee.

Wood County has been second in the state in response.

With some challenges, census officials are trying to get their work done and finished by the end of the month.

People also can go online at 2020census.gov or call 844 330-2020 to prepare the Census form. Updates also are available on the county website, www.woodcountywv.com on the county commission page.

The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone who lives in the United States as April 1, 2020, Census Day. Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and determine how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers for the next 10 years.

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