Dare County has declared a State of Emergency due to the unprecedented public health threat posed by COVID-19 and determined that restrictions and prohibitions are necessary to protect public health and safety and are also in keeping with the President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America. Visitors and non-resident property owners are prohibited from entering Dare County. View details at   Click here for the latest information on COVID-19. 


Your response matters.

There are many ways the 2020 Census can shape Dare County. 
See the impact it can have on your community.

Questions asked.

The census survey is short and easy.
See the short list of questions that will be asked.

Your security matters.

The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. In fact, every employee takes an oath to protect your personal information for life. They cannot share responses identifying individuals with the public or other federal agencies (until 72 years after the information is collected). 
See how the Census Bureau protects your data.

For more information visit Census.govUS Census Logo


Help educate and inform our local community by using these resources.

Click here to access the toolkit.

The 2020 Census will count everyone living Dare County.

A complete and accurate count is vital for the entire community.  The Census is conducted just once every ten years as required by the United States Constitution. The basic data it collects helps to shape the future for you, your family, and your neighbors. It informs the allocation of funding for the community as well as determines the number of seats each state gets in Congress. Every person (both citizens and non-citizens) living in Dare County at the time of the Census must complete the survey.  

Everyone is affected by this count. If you drive on a road, cross a bridge, have children in school, go to the doctor's office or hospital, require special assistance from federally funded programs, or use any other public service, join us and make the pledge to participate in the 2020 Census.


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Be Counted. Stay Safe. - A message from the Sheriff.