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City of Northwest Holding Census Event on July 11


On July 11 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. the City of Northwest is a having a census event. There will be a person from the census that will process your information on site by phone or internet. Free hotdogs, hamburgers and chips will be served.



Citizens of Northwest,

There is an urgent need for us all to complete the 2020 census. 

The City of Northwest currently has a certified population of 840.  Population is a key factor in many of state and local funding distribution formulas.  An accurate Census count which increases our population number could enable the City to receive additional, much-needed funding to help better serve you. 

The bottom line is this: a higher population means more money for the City of Northwest!  If you don’t believe one person can make a difference, consider this:

  1. $1,623 in federal funds and $200 in state funds per person per year are allocated in North Carolina based on census data;
  2. The 2020 census impacts funding decisions for the City of Northwest for the next 10 years.

We need your help today to ensure that our Census response rate is the highest in all of Brunswick County and in the State of North Carolina. 

The Census is safe and confidential, and it only takes a few minutes.  There are a few ways that you can complete the census:

  1. Call 1-844-330-2020
  2. Visit

If you haven’t completed the Census, please do so today. We are counting on YOU!


Mayor James A. Knox



What is COVID-19 Coronavirus?

The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.  (Source: CDC)

What Are the Symptoms?


Have Symptoms or Think You've Been Exposed?

If you think you might have novel coronavirus, you should reach out to your primary care provider first before traveling to their site to alert them of your symptoms so they can make appropriate steps to protect you and others.

Have a Question?

Brunswick County has opened a joint information center featuring a public health call line with county nurses available to answer questions and provide information to residents about the novel coronavirus. The phone line will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice.

The County also has an email account where residents can send in their questions via email. Emails sent over the weekend will be answered on the next business day.


The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services continues to operate its own public health call line that is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Individuals can call to speak with a public health professional at any time at 1.866.462.3821.

Need More Information?

Please click here for Brunswick County's COVID-19 information page

Click here for the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services COVID-19 response page.

More information can also be found on the CDC and NCDHHS websites.

North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211

The County has information and resources for individuals and businesses that need assistance via the follow webpages:


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