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2020 Census Information

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ABOUT THE 2020 CENSUS
  • The 2020 Census is a short questionnaire that asks about who lives in your household as of April 1, 2020. 

  • The 2020 Census requires counting a diverse and growing population in the United States and the five U.S. territories.

  • The 2020 Census is important because it will determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, inform hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.

  • Responding to the 2020 Census is safe and secure. Individual responses are confidential and protected by law.

  • The Census Bureau is currently taking steps to reactivate field data collection operations in June 2020.

  • Later this year, the U.S. Census Bureau plans to send census takers to visit households that have not responded to the 2020 Census to help them complete questionnaires. 

  • The current deadline to respond to the 2020 Census is October 31, 2020.

  • It has never been easier to respond to the 2020 Census on your own, whether online, by phone, or by mail - all without having to meet a census taker.