It’s not too late to complete the Census! Click here to fill it out now! The U.S. Census Bureau is the leading source of data about the population and economy of the United States. While the Census Bureau is best known for conducting a national headcount once every 10 years, the agency is continually conducting surveys that provide data about a variety of social and economic conditions.
In mid-March 2020, the Census Bureau will start mailing out (and, in some areas, hand-delivering) invitations to participate in the 2020 Census. You should get yours by April 1. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail.
The Census Bureau has an important job; that is to count every person living in the United States. Starting in May 2020, census takers will start visiting homes that haven’t responded to make sure everyone is counted. If you aren’t home or can’t come to the door, the census taker will come back up to six times. Each time, they’ll leave a door hanger with a phone number so you can call to schedule a visit.
Participating in the census is required by law, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community, because every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources. Based on the results of the 2020 census data this will affect your community funding, congressional representation, and more.