Pocomoke City, Maryland

"The friendliest town on the Eastern Shore"

Why the Government Conducts the Decennial Census

The framers of the Constitution of the United States chose the population to be the basis for sharing political power, not wealth or land.

“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which might be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers…”

The Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 2.

A census aims to count the entire population of a country, and at the location where each person usually lives.

The census asks questions of people in homes and group living situations, including how many people live or stay in each home, and the sex, age and race of each person. The goal is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.

How the Census Benefits Your Community.

Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy.

For more information on the 2020 Census, please click on the link below

https://www.census.gov/about/what.html

There are Census 2020 jobs available in Pocomoke City, please click on the link below.

https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html

Ref: Federal Census Bureau, 2020

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Business Hours

Hours of Operation - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone Numbers

City Hall: 410-957-1333
Housing Dept: 410-957-1633
Water Dept: 410-957-2521
Public Works: 410-957-0107
Animal Control: 410-632-1340

Police Non-emergency: 410-957-1600
Ambulance Non-emergency: 410-957-3600
Fire Company Non-emergency: 410-957-1023