What is the 2020 Census?
By April 1st, you will receive an invitation to respond to the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories every 10 years. You can respond online, by mail or by phone.
Your response matters
Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community. Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.
- Determines how much federal money will flow into food programs
- Measures how many people need food
- Shapes business decisions that can help create jobs
The Census affects programs that matter to us and the people we serve. Being counted translates to school meals for children, SNAP (also known as food stamps) and WIC (The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) dollars to spend on food, housing, and more.
Your privacy matters
When you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics.
Participating in the census is required by law. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community!