Census day is April 1, 2020, and it marks the beginning of the national count. Every person residing in the US must be counted—it’s required by the constitution!—please consider filling out the Census today and help shape our community for the next 10 years.
Census results help determine:
- How billions of dollars in federal funding are distributed into states and communities each year. Funding allows Cities and States to continue upgrading our infrastructure and proving essential services to the community.
- How many seats in Congress each state gets.
Here is how you can respond:
- Online: Most households received their invitation to respond to the 2020 Census between March 12 – 20. These official Census Bureau mailings will include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the Census online.
- Phone: You have the option of completing the questionnaire by phone. To begin, call 844-330-2020, or see a list of numbers to answer with your preferred language here: 2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.html
- Mail: Homes in areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire (sometimes known as the census form). All homes will receive a paper questionnaire if they do not first respond online or by phone. More information on the mail option here: 2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-mail.html
The Census Bureau traditionally has field operations, in which staff goes door to door to households that have not responded to the Census. Some of those operations have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about the Census Bureau’s operations, click here: 2020census.gov/en/news-events/press-kits/covid-19.html