What is the Census 2020?
The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.
The 2020 Census will influence
If your community isn't fully counted in the 2020 Census you could miss out for the next 10 years. This is the time to get involved.
Who is to be counted
The 2020 Census will count everyone living in the United States and five U.S. territories.
Ways to Respond
In mid-March, households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census. If you respond to the census in March or April, then a census taker will not come to your home. Starting in mid-May, census takers will visit households that have not yet responded to the census.
The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. The answers you provide are used only to produce statistics. You are kept anonymous. The security of Census Bureau systems is a top priority, and our IT infrastructure is designed to defend against and contains cyber threats.
Census Bureau will NOT send unsolicited emails to request your participation in 2020.
Census Bureau will never ask for:
If someone visits your home to collect a response for the 2020 Census, you can do the following to verify their identity: