Special Census 2025



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The Town of Smyrna is conducting a special census of all town residents to ensure we receive our fair share of State Shared Tax dollars. State Shared Taxes are distributed to municipalities throughout Tennessee based on each town's population.

If the special census results show that we have exceeded our 2020 census population numbers, the town's state revenue will increase. This increase directly benefits our community, helping to fund our Police and Fire Departments, build parks, repair our roads and public works, and recruit new retail and industrial businesses.

All we need is the address and the first and last name of everyone residing in the household, including anyone living away (college students, military, etc.). The information collected will be kept confidential and will ONLY be used by the Town of Smyrna for the Special Census. Your information will not be shared, sold, rented, or given to any other entity or business.

Completed paper forms may be returned to Smyrna Town Hall at 315 S. Lowry Street.

Please help us keep our taxes low, continue to provide essential services, and increase our quality of life in Smyrna by doing your part and completing the census!

Everyone Counts!



Special Census FAQ

What is the purpose of a special census?

The Town of Smyrna is conducting a special census of all town residents to ensure we receive our fair share of State Shared Tax dollars. State Shared Taxes are distributed to municipalities throughout Tennessee based on each town's population. 

What is the monetary impact of the special census?
The Town of Smyrna receives an estimated $175.79 for every person counted from the state in shared sales tax revenue.  If our estimates are accurate the Town of Smyrna could receive an additional $875,000 every year. Holding the census will give us the correct amount based on our population growth.
Why does this matter to me?
If the special census results show the state that we have exceeded our 2020 census population numbers, the town's state revenues will increase. This increase in revenue directly benefits our community, helping to fund our Police and Fire Departments, build parks, and repair our streets.
How does a special census differ from a 10-year census?
The US population census is held every 10 years and provides a comprehensive snapshot of our nation’s total population and makeup. Municipalities are granted the right to conduct a special census up to four times during a 10-year period.
Who is coordinating and running the special census?
The 2024 Special Census for Smyrna is coordinated by the Town of Smyrna and supported by volunteers who live within the town limits.
What information is needed from residents?
All we need is the first and last name of everyone residing in the household.
Who counts toward the overall population numbers?
Everyone who lives INSIDE the Smyrna Town limits determines the total population number. Whether the home is occupied by renters or owners, everyone counts! If you are a renter and received a census form addressed to the owner, please fill out the form. Be sure to include service members deployed on active duty and or residents who may be at college.
I just moved here. Do I count?  Should I submit a form?
Yes, please complete the form.  We want our population number to be as accurate as possible by the submission deadline. Everyone Counts!
I received a mailer in the mail. Do I need to follow the link to submit my form, or can I use the enclosed paid postage envelope to send the information via paper ballot?
Please submit your household information in the manner that is most convenient for you.
I submitted my form, but my number of residents has changed (I had a baby, etc.). What should I do?
If you have already submitted your form but the number of residents in your household has changed before our deadline, please feel free to submit another form and we will be happy to update your information.
Is my submission secure? Who handles the special census information?
All submissions are securely received and processed through our Town website. No sensitive information is included in a submission. The information collected will be kept confidential and will only be used by the Town of Smyrna for the special census. Your information will not be shared, sold, rented, or given to any other entity or business. Federal law prohibits the information collected in the census from being shared with courts of law, credit companies, solicitors, the police, the IRS, or immigration. The information is only provided to census officials.