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2020 Census Facts

On this page you will find information about resources that may be helpful when it comes to your participation in the 2020 Census.

WHAT IS THE CENSUS?

The Census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It happens every 10 years.

As mandated by Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, our country gets one chance each decade to count the population of everyone living in the United States. Where there are more people, there are more needs, and if people aren’t counted, it will directly impact the flow of funding into communities for critical programs and services.

2020 CENSUS FAST FACTS

  • In early 2020, you will receive a notice asking you to count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1. You may complete the Census by phone, by mail, or online which is a new design for the 2020 Census.
  • The online response option allows people to respond on their desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, or tablets.
  • In May, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin following up in person with households that have yet to respond.

HOW THE CENSUS HELPS YOU AND YOUR COMMUNITY:

  • The data collected determines representation in Congress and how funds are spent in communities on things like roads, schools, and hospitals.
  • Communities use the information to plan bus routes, draw school district boundaries, and offer community services.
  • Businesses use Census data to decide where to put a store, office, or plant. These new locations create jobs and support the community’s economy. Businesses use the information to determine what to sell in their stores, so communities get what they need.

 

For more information, please visit: www.2020Census.Gov