2020 Census - April 1, 2020

What is the Census?

The United States Census counts every single person living in the United States and its territories once. The results of the Census are used to determine how much funding local communities receive for key public services and how many seats each state gets in Congress. State and local officials also use census counts to draw boundaries for congressional, state legislative, and school districts.

Learn more about how the U.S. Census can impact your community.

The Census is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. While you are required by law to participate, the Census Bureau is also required by law to protect your answers. Your responses are used only to produce statistics. The Census Bureau does not disclose any personal information.

Learn more about the U.S. Census Bureau.

  1. How do i take the Census?
  2. Who do I count?
  3. Will my information be protected?

By April 1, 2020, every household should receive an invitation to take the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census can be taken by mail, by phone or for the first time ever, online.

The 2020 Census will be much shorter and simpler than ever before. It is important to remember your personal information on the Census will remain confidential, as required by federal law. The Census results will only be used to generate statistical information.

View a sample 2020 Census questionnaire.

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How Can I Help?

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring thousands of people across the nation to help with the 2020 Census count. If you would like to earn extra income, help better your community and assist with the count, please visit the Bureau's website.