What is the 2020 Census?

The U. S. Census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The count takes place every 10 years and helps shape the future of our communities, county, state and nation. Responses to the U.S. Census Survey impact the distribution of vital funding for education, health care, fire services and other services; are used to redraw legislative districts and representation in the U.S. House of Representatives; and are used to plan for the future by the government, non-profits, school districts, and community based organizations. 


 

Why complete the 2020 U.S. Census Survey?

Federal Funding to Support Everyday Services
Planning for the Future
Reshaping Legislative Districts and U.S. House of Representatives Seats

 

How to take the U.S. Census Survey

U.S. Census day is April 1, 2020. The census will be mailed to homes beginning in March 2020 and can be taken online, by phone, or by mail. The survey should completed based on where you live and conditions on April 1, 2020. If you do not complete the survey by May, census takers will begin canvassing neighborhoods in May - July to ensure everyone is counted.

An example of the survey and why certain questions are asked can be found below:

 

Frequently Asked Questions or Rumors

Who should be counted?
Is it safe to provide my information?
Are non-citizens counted in the Census?
Can my answers be shared with law enforcement and used against me?