What is the 2020 Census?

  • Every ten years, the census counts every person living in the U.S. to provide critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers and many others will use to support their communities
  • It’s easier than ever with only 10 questions and for the first time, you can respond online!
  • In order to be counted, you must complete the census questionnaire

Why does it matter?

  • This simple questionnaire influences billions of dollars of federal funding and ensures your community gets the support it requires
  • The census determines political districts as well as the number of seats your state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • This data impacts job opportunities as many companies consider this data when choosing a location

When is the 2020 Census?

  • From March 12 – March 20, households will begin receiving official census mail with information on how to respond online, by phone or by mail
  • April 1 is Census Day where everyone who has not yet participated is encouraged to take part to be counted

What else do people need to know?

  • The United States census estimates that for every resident who does not answer the census, your community will lose $2,000 per year for the next 10 years
  • Your answers and privacy are protected by law and cannot be shared with anyone outside the Census Bureau
  • Visit census.gov for more information