Census 2020

The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade a count-or census of America's population is taken. The census provides vital information for you and your community.

 

  • It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries.
  • Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including new roads, schools, and emergency services.
  • Businesses use census data to determine where to open places to shop.

 

IT IS EASY!

  • There are only 9 questions.
  • It is available in several languages.
  • Can be completed via internet, telephone, or mailed form.

IT IS SAFE!

  • Title 13 requires the Census Bureau to keep all information confidential and protected.
  • A census employee who violates these provisions is subject to a fine up to $250,000 and a prison sentence up to 5 years.
  • By law, responses can not be used against you by any governmental agency or court in any way.

IT IS IMPORTANT!

  • Billions of dollars in federal funds are allocated based on the decennial count.

 

On or between March 12-20, you will receive an invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census.

On or between March 16-24, you will receive a reminder letter.

 

If you haven't responded yet,

  • You will receive a reminder postcard.
  • You will receive a reminder letter and questionnaire
  • You will receive a final postcard
  • A Census worker will follow up person

 

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For more information, go to www.census.gov.

 

Posted 1/31/20