What you should know about the 2020 Census
Once a decade, America comes together to participate in the decennial census, creating national awareness of the census and statistics. This census provides a basis for reapportioning Congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing billions of dollars in federal funding to support the state, county, and community vital programs.
Everyone Counts - the Census counts every person living in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right place.
It’s about $675 billion - the Census determines where more than $675 billion in Federal funds go. States, counties & communities are funded based on census data. Every person that is NOT counted means less money for our communities.
Census money funds schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs.
Census Day is April 1, 2020, and this will be the first year the Census Bureau will be hosting the Census Questionnaire online. The Census Bureau will be sending postcards to all residences with a special code so you can complete the Census 2020 online, even with a mobile device.
Have you received your postcard? Are you ready to GET COUNTED! (Data entry for the Census 2020 begins March 22)