The Special Census will update Carmel’s population count and give the City greater access to tax dollars distributed according to population. This could mean as much as $2.4 million in additional tax revenue for Carmel between now and when Carmel would receive updated revenue amount from the next census. This additional revenue from the state could be used for road projects, infrastructure and other projects that enhance our daily lives.
The census will be conducted by workers who will go door to door, gathering information on seven subjects:
Date of birth
Hispanic or Latino origin
Race and Hispanic origin are asked because individuals of Hispanic origin could be of any race. Answers to both questions are used to plan, monitor, and fund programs that target certain populations.
If you happen to miss the census worker, they will leave a flier with a toll free number, where you can call in your information. If you do not call in your information the census workers will follow up with a visit several times, in order to get your information. The Census Bureau never releases information that identifies you or your household. These workers should identify themselves as Carmel Special Census workers. They will not need to enter your home for any reason and can only ask questions on the seven subjects above.
“The participation of all Carmel citizens is key to obtaining an accurate population count. Providing truthful information to the Special Census workers will ensure that Carmel taxpayers get more of their tax dollars returned to our community to help keep our district tax rate one of the lowest in Indiana,” said Nancy Heck, Director of Community Relations and Economic Development.
For more information, please contact the Department of Community Relations and Economic Development at 571-2474.