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