THE 2020 CENSUS IS:
3. AND BENEFITS YOU!
Starting March 2020, you will be asked to participate in the 2020 Census. This is the first Census to be completed online. You are making history! Congratulations!
Learn how easy it is to participate, how safe your information is, and how the Census benefits you, your family, and our community.
2020 CENSUS: IT'S EASY!
- In 2020, you will be able to respond to the census ONLINE, but you can still respond by phone or mail if you prefer.
2020 CENSUS: IT'S SAFE!
- Strict federal law protects your census responses.
- It's against the law for the Census Bureau to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or your household.
- By law, your responses cannot be used against you and can only be used to produce statistics
- No law enforcement agency (not the DHS, ICE, FBI, or CIA) can access or use your personal information at any time taken from the census.
- The Census Bureau will never ask for your Social Security number, bank or credit card account numbers, money or donations, or anything on behalf of a political party.
2020 CENSUS: IT BENEFITS YOU!
- Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality of life, and consumer advocacy.
- Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices, and stores which create jobs.
- Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness.
- More than $675 Billion in federal funds and grants are distributed based on census data to support states, counties, and communities that will be spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs.
- Census data is used to determine how many seats each state gets in the US House of Representatives - allowing you to have fair representation
- The results of the census data is used to redraw the boundaries of the congressional and state legislative districts in their states to account for population shifts.
- MARCH 2020
- Beginning in Mid-March, people will receive a notice in the mail to complete the 2020 Census.
- The public can begin responding to the 2020 Census online at 2020census.gov. Replying by mail or phone will also be an option.
- APRIL 2020
- Every 10 years, we observe Census Day on April 1.
- JUNE 2020 - JULY 2020
- Census Takers will go door to door to count people who have not responded to the 2020 Census.
- Census Takers are Census Bureau employees and will provide proof that they are official government personnel.