The Counting Is Done, Guam Census Prepares To Close Its Doors

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Guam – National Census representatives are here on island to help with the debriefing of its local collection efforts.

The Guam Census Office will be closing its doors come August 31. However, Media Specialist Yolie Elliott says the results of the data they collected in the past several months will take at least 2 to 3 years to be released. Elliott adds that her team worked hard to reach out to every household as it will determine the amount of federal funding the island receives in the future. She says she’s thankful for the support of the community.

“We’d like to thank our partners, but most importantly, the people of Guam. We want to say Dankulo Na Si Yu’us Ma’ase and thank you so much for being counted” said Elliott “It’s been a very, very hard and long process and their cooperation certainly makes a difference for Guam. Our federal funding depends on this count and we’re pretty confident with the count that we have.”

The Guam Census is taken every 10 years and helps direct the allocation of funding for government services.