Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

ACJE Cowan says Adair County needs your Census data

No Kentucky County has reached 90% participation - I am hoping we go past 90% in the current 2020 Census! Adair County hit 68% completion of our Census Data in 2000; ten years later in 2010 we increased to 79%.

By Gale B. Cowan, Adair County Judge Executive

Filling out your census information is very important to our county - from schools, to grants, to road funding - we need every person counted. If you or someone you know has questions regarding the Census, please feel free to call my office at 270-384-4703. If we don't have the answer for you, we will find someone who can answer any question you have.

There are three ways to be counted:
- Online at
- By Phone: 844-330-2020 for English, or 844-468-2020 for Spanish.
- Or by Mail: U.S. Census Bureau National Processing Center, 100 Logistics Avenue Jeffersonville, IN 47144

If your household is now showing a resonse, a Census taker will be coming to your door. Census Data is used in many ways. Some examples follow:

- Distribution of more than $675 Billion annually in federal funds back to tribal, state, and local governments and schools

- Redistricting of state legislative districts

- Forecasting of future transportation needs for all segments of the population

- Determining areas eligible for housing assistance and rehabilitation loans

- Assisting federal, tribal, state, and local governments in planning and implementing programs and services and emergency response

- Designing facilities for people with disabilities, the elderly, and children

The Census Data is confidential and Required by Law every 10 years. For example, if you have a 2-year-old child now, this Census Data will still be being used when your child starts school. Under the law, the Census Bureau is required to keep respondent information confidential. They will never share a respondent's personal information with immigration enforcement agencies, law enforcement agencies, or allow it to be used to determine eligibility for government benefits. Results from any census or survey are reported in statistical format only. In addition, under Title 13, U.S. Code, all Census Bureau employees swear a lifetime oath to protect respondent data. It is a felony for any Census Bureau employee to disclose any confidential information during or after employment, and the penalty for wrongful disclosure is up to 5 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $250,000.

Census Bureau employees and representatives will never ask for the following information:

Your Full Social Security Number

Your Bank Account Information

Anything on behalf of a Political Party

For Money or Donations

Online at

By Phone: 844-330-2020 (English)
or 844-468-2020 (Spanish)

Or by Mail: U.S. Census Bureau National Processing Center 100 Logistics Avenue Jeffersonville, IN 47144

The outer envelope's return address will say "U.S. Census Bureau" and "U.S. Department of Commerce," which is the Census Bureau's parent agency.

From data obtained for 2000 and 2010 Censuses, no Kentucky County reached 90%. In 2000 Adair County had a participation rate of 68% for completion of our Census Data. In 2010 we increased to 79%. I am hoping we will be able to hit at least that 90% for the current 2020 Census.

This story was posted on 2020-07-28 06:45:47
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

ACJE Cowan asks residents to help meet goal

2020-08-04 - Adair County, KY - Photo from US Census.
Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan asks Adair County needs to please complete your 2020 Census data now and help her meet her goal of getting over 90% - and by doing so, help Adair County bring in more money for development. At this glimpse, Adair is just over 60% with half of us going on the website, and half by mail or phone.

Call the Judge's office at 270-384-4703 if you have questions or need help.

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.