The 2020 Census will shape your future.
Every 10 years, the United States counts everyone living in the country on April 1, no matter where they are from, what language they speak, or why they are in the country. The count includes children and newborn babies, citizens and non-citizens, and temporary residents. We need your help informing your neighbors, friends and business associates with the facts. Download and share this Census 2020 Fact Sheet.
Responding is important for your family and community.
The information collected in the census will inform the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds each year. These funds impact critical services, including education, health care, senior centers, and public transportation.
Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of needs, including new roads, schools, and emergency services. Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices, and stores.
Responding is easy.
Beginning in mid-March 2020, every household in the United States will receive a notice to complete the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail. The form asks a handful of basic questions and will be available in many languages. From May – July 2020, census takers will visit households that have not yet responded. A census taker can assist if you need help completing your form.
Responding is safe.
Your personal information is confidential and protected by law. Your responses can only be used to produce statistics. They cannot be used for law enforcement purposes or to determine your eligibility for government benefits.
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