What is the 2020 Census?
Every 10 years, the US Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the United States, regardless of citizenship status. The goal of the Census is to count every person in the United States once, only once, and in the right place.
Why Participate in the Census?
The Census helps determine the distribution of political power and funding from the federal government to our communities. Your participation is crucial to make sure our communities to receive our fair share of resources.
How to participate in the Census?
Everyone will have the option of responding to the Census Online, by phone, or by email. When it is time to respond, every household will receive a letter of invitation to participate in the 2020 Census from either a postal worker or a Census worker.
Self-Response (responding on your own online, by phone, or by mail) has been extended and will now end on October 31st (rather than July 31st as was planned)
Non-Response Follow-Up (Census Bureau workers going door-to-door to ask for responses from households that did not self-respond) will start in mid-August and end on October 31st, 2020.
Is My Census Data Confidential?
- Absolutely! All responses to Census Bureau surveys and censuses are confidential and protected.
- The Census Bureau is required to keep respondents information confidential. Census Bureau CAN’T share any of your information with any government agencies or court.
- The results from any census or survey are reported in statistical formal only.