Don’t Like Strangers Coming to Your Door?
Don’t worry, the 2020 Census can be completed online, by mail, or by phone.
Noticed a Lack of Resources in Your Community?
The funding our community receives to provide more resources is determined by the data collected from the Census.
Concerned about the eduction your child is receiving?
Participating in the 2020 Census could help your child’s school receive federal assistance to provide them with the resources they need to give children the education they deserve.
What is the 2020 Census?
The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail.
Importance of the Data
The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation—our population, where we live, and so much more.
The results are critically important because this once-a-decade census data helps businesses, researchers, and communities make decisions. The data can help inform where your community needs a new fire department, more funding for school lunches, or new roads.
The census also collects data that is valuable for businesses, which rely on census results to help make decisions such as where to open new stores, where to expand operations, and which products and services to offer.