What the 2020 census means for Gaston County

Staffers of Gaston County Planning and Developing are gearing up for an important census year, which will most likely shift another U.S. House of Representatives seat to North Carolina and bring more federal funding to Gaston County.

While the United States Census Bureau obtains responses from citizens, Gaston County Planning Director David Williams and his staff are responsible for promoting the census, educating residents and reviewing addresses with the bureau.