2020 Census 

Everybody Counts.

Get your questions answered!

Ask your questions using the form in the link below. We will submit them to our Census representative and update this page with her answers. 

Would you like to see a sample of the Census form?

This is a sample of the bilingual paper questionnaire that will be used during the 2020 Census.

Resources

Who Is Required To Respond?

Everyone living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.

Census Takers in my Neighborhood

You may notice census takers in your neighborhood this year. Your information is such an important part of the 2020 Census, that if you haven’t responded on your own, we send census takers to help make sure you are counted.

Impact Your Community

School lunches. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.

Important Dates

March 12 - 20: Household will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.

March 30 - April 1: The Census Bureau will count people who are experiencing homelessness over these three days. As part of this process, the Census Bureau counts people in shelters, at soup kitchens and mobile food vans, on the streets, and at non-sheltered, outdoor locations such as tent encampments.

April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.

April: Census takers will begin visiting college students who live on campus, people living in senior centers, and others who live among large groups of people. Census takers will also begin following up with households that have not yet responded in areas that include off-campus housing, where residents are not counted in groups

May - July: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.

Fair representation

Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets.
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Your privacy is protected

It’s against the law for the Census Bureau to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or your household. By law, the Census Bureau cannot share your answers with any other government agency.

It’s about $675 billion.

The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on census data.

Taking part is your civic duty.

Completing the census is mandatory: it’s a way to participate in our democracy and say “I COUNT!”

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