By April 2020, households will receive an invitation to participate in the census. You’ll have three (3) options to respond: online, by phone or by mail. Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties and communities’ vital programs – impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care and public policy.
HOW THE CENSUS BENEFITS YOUR COMMUNITY:
•Residents: use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy
•Local government: officials use the census to ensure public safety and plan new schools and hospitals
•Businesses: use Census Bureau data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and these create jobs
•Real estate developers and city planners: use the census to plan new homes and improve neighborhoods
DURING THE 2020 CENSUS, THE CENSUS BUREAU WILL NEVER ASK FOR:
•Your Social Security number
•Your bank account or credit card numbers
•Anything on behalf of a political party
•Money or donations
HOW TO GET STARTED:
•It’s quick and easy, the 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete; Questions Asked on the Form
•It’s safe, secure, and confidential; your information and privacy are protected; Privacy & Security
•Results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade; Why Your Answers Matter
•You must complete your questionnaire once you begin; if you leave the questionnaire and return later, you will have to start over
•Do not use the web browser buttons (back, forward, or close browser); use the buttons within the questionnaire to navigate
•For best results, use the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari; enable cookies; Take the 2020 Census
CENSUS TAKERS ARE ON THEIR WAY!
If you did not complete the online or paper form for the 2020 Census, someone will be coming by to complete it with you. They will be wearing masks and following local guidelines for everyone’s safety. If someone visits your home to collect information for the 2020 Census, please check to make sure they have a valid ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. Census workers may also carry Census Bureau bags and other equipment with the Census Bureau logo.
So, if you’ve already responded to the 2020 Census, why might a Census Taker visit?; Census Taker Visit