S/WMPO AND THE CENSUS
What is the Census
The Decennial Census counts every person who lives in the U.S. and its territories every 10 years. It is a 100% count that started in 1790 as mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution and applicable laws. The 2020 Census is a snapshot of the population on April 1, 2020
What the Funding Means
How the Census impacts the S/WMPO
A full and accurate census population count impacts funding which can be used for bridge and roadway improvements, new bicycling paths and even safety improvements.
What does the preliminary data indicate?
Wicomico County saw an approximate increase of 5,000, while Sussex County saw an approximate increase of 40,000.