Carmel not waiting for 2020 census to update population count

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CARMEL, Ind.- Carmel isn’t willing to wait four years to an update on how many people are living in its city.

It’s asking for a special partial census this summer.

The city estimates that by updating its population count, it will increase its tax revenue by more than $2 million.

That money would be paid out to the city in increments through 2022.

Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard says they money will go towards funding things like road improvements and infrastructure updates.

Unlike a regular census when all residents are counted, this effort will specifically focus on areas the city identified as growing rapidly since the 2010.

One Carmel City Council member thinks the updated data will also show that the demographics of the area are changing.

“There are a lot of new homes that are being built, there’s some great apartment complexes that are being built and we have a lot of millennials that are coming into Carmel,” said Carmel City Councilman Jeff Worrell.

A start date for the partial census hasn’t been announced, but it will likely begin sometime in July or August.

The city needs to find 240 qualified people looking to become census workers.

You must be at least 18 to apply.

The job pays between $10.74-$13.74 an hour, with a 25 hour per week minimum.

Click here to apply.

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