In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways:
Online, by Phone or by Mail. When you respond you will tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020 (CENSUS DAY).
If you do not respond to this invitation by May, Census takers will begin visiting homes that have not responded to make sure everyone is counted and will continue visits through July.
The Census takes place every ten years in the United States as it gives an accurate population count and is mandated by the Constitution beginning in 1790 (this year marks the 24th Census of the United States).
Critical data from the Census is used in calculating the amount of Federal funding to support local communities for many programs and services including hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, etc.
Data from the Census also determines the number of seats each State will hold in the U.S. House of Representatives and assists in drawing Congressional and State legislative districts.
The Census is being made easier and more convenient than ever by allowing responses on-line and also by telephone. The information you provide is secure and confidential and the cyber-security system used for on-line communications incorporates the industries best practices and federal security standards for encrypting data.
The Census Bureau will never ask for a Social Security number, bank or credit card account information, money or donation information or anything on behalf of a political party.
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO COMPLETE THE 2020 CENSUS FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.