Fort Campbell Soldiers Overseas Could be Counted as Residents

Jul 4, 2016

Credit U.S. Army Fort Campbell Facebook

Fort Campbell soldiers sent overseas for temporary operations could be counted as residents of Hopkinsville and neighboring communities beginning in 2020. 

The Kentucky New Era reports the U.S. Census Bureau published the proposed rule change Thursday on the Federal Registry for criteria in the next decennial census.

Local officials have argued the population number is inaccurate because the census fails to count a significant number of soldiers and dependents.

In the 2010 census, thousands of soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan weren’t counted as local residents.