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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 2020 U.S. CENSUS

US Census

April 1, 2020 Census Day.

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. In early 2020, you will be asked to count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1. Responding to the 2020 Census is a chance to shape your future. Nearly every household will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census either in the mail or from a census taker. Every household will have the option of responding online, by phone, or by mail.

What’s is it important?

Your responses inform where over $675 billion is distributed each year to communities nationwide for clinics, schools, roads, and more.

Census data gives community leaders vital information to make decisions about building community centers, opening businesses, and planning for the future.

Responding also fulfills your civic duty because it’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.

  • Your responses determine where approx. $675 billion is distributed each year to communities nationwide for clinics, schools, roads, and more.
  • Census data gives community leaders vital information to make decisions about building community centers, opening businesses, and planning for the future.
  • Responding also fulfills a civic duty because it’s expressed by the U.S. Constitution. The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.
  • Your responses are used to redraw legislative districts and determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Census Timeline

March 12-20 - An invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census. Some households will also receive paper questionnaires.

April 20-27 - A final reminder postcard before the follow-up in person

For more information, visit: https://2020census.gov/

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