Goodlettsville to conduct special census of all residents

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The city of Goodlettsville said Monday its conducting an important special census of all residents.

The goal is to establish the present population and collect appropriate shared state revenue for city services, according to a press release.

Residents are expected to receive a census letter in the mail this month.

A secure special census form is also available online at if residents wish to complete it electronically.

The city is asking residents to complete and return the census promptly after receiving it, if they do so by mail, providing their physical address and full first and last names of everyone living inside their home or rental property, including children both home and away at school.

“This census will establish the City’s exact population, which determines the proportion of state funding we receive to provide City services to our residents,” said Goodlettsville Mayor John Coombs. “For each person not counted as a Goodlettsville resident, funding for the provision of services is routed to other Tennessee municipalities, rather than our own. We believe the City of Goodlettsville’s population has grown significantly since the last census was conducted in 2010. That is why it is critical that each Goodlettsville resident participates and every citizen is counted in this special census.”

Completed forms should be returned in provided, pre-paid return envelope or via the electronic form on the city’s website.

Residents are also permitted to complete and submit the special census at City Hall or the Delmas Long Community Center.

The information collected from the special census will only be used to establish the present population of Goodlettsville.

Anyone with questions or who needs more information regarding the census, please contact City Hall at 615-851-2200.