Don’t Miss Your Once-a-Decade ChanceIt’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census. Every response matters and helps ensure an accurate count. Census data informs funding for health care, public transportation, schools, and job assistance programs. Over the next decade, lawmakers and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions about community services in your area. The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
Your community’s future will be shaped by your census response. The time is now—don’t risk losing these critical benefits and don’t wait to be counted! Respond today at 2020census.gov.
Respond TodayWho Should Be Counted?Count everyone who was living under your roof on April 1, 2020. Family members, roommates, babies, and any children in your household deserve to be counted and should not be left out. There is no citizenship question on the 2020 Census, and your answers will not be shared with law enforcement or other government agencies.
Did you temporarily relocate from college or another residence this past spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic? You should still go online and respond using the address where you would have been living on April 1, 2020.
The census asks just a few questions and takes only minutes to complete, but your response will shape the next 10 years. Visit 2020census.gov to respond now.
Already Responded?If you have already responded to the 2020 Census, you have taken an important step in shaping your community’s future for the next 10 years. Now become a community champion by making sure your friends, colleagues, and neighbors also respond. Help us spread the word about the 2020 Census on your social media channels and with extended family and friends. Just a few clicks can help secure services your community needs for the next decade.
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About the 2020 CensusThe U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The 2020 Census counts everyone living in the U.S. on April 1, 2020. Census results determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds are allocated by local, state, and federal lawmakers every year for the next 10 years. Your response is required by law. And, the U.S. Census Bureau is legally bound to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential.
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