Response to the 2020 census has been less than overwhelming with only 45.4 percent of Charlton County responding. The total average for the state of Georgia is only 61.1 percent. The census is used to collect important information for lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others to use to provide daily services, supply products, and offer support for your family and community. The same data also helps with the shares of federal funding across 55 programs for children, including the National School Lunch Program, federal student loan programs, and many more. The numbers given in the census are important for smaller counties like Charlton and it’s so easy to complete. Simply go to http://www.2020census.gov. If you don’t have internet access, call by phone to complete your questionnaire at 844-330-2020. It’s easy and it benefits your community.