Mercer County Commissioners urge community to attend census meeting

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PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) — As data for the 2020 census comes in, Mercer County commissioners need your help.

A public meeting will be held Thursday to talk about the importance of the United States Census, and why the numbers collected during the Census are crucial for Mercer County.

With the census comes an opportunity for jobs. Mercer County Commissioner Greg Puckett explained throughout the year, 1,000 part-time jobs will become available for census worker.

“Everybody from every child in the household, every elderly within a nursing home, everybody needs to be counted within Mercer County,” Puckett said.

Puckett also mentioned the Census is crucial because the amount of federal money the county receives depends on population.

The meeting is Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at 10 a.m. It will be held in the County Commission room inside the Courthouse in Princeton. The public is invited to attend.

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