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