Census 2020

Census 2020

2020 Census Banner reads: In a Time of COVID-19 Connecticut Still Counts! Respond Today at 2020census.gov

Why does the 2020 Census matter?

Each 10 years, since the first Census in 1790, every person living in the United States and its territories is counted. The decennial census count determines: 

  • The number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives;
  • Legislative districts at the federal, state, and local levels;
  • More than $10 billion/year in federal funding for Connecticut alone;
  • Planning for roads, water systems, fire departments, hospitals, schools, nonprofits, businesses, and countless other purposes for the next 10 years.
Image of Connecticut Census Self-Response Map for July 22 2020

Connecticut's self-response rate as of July 22, 2020. Click the image for more details.


For more information about the 2020 Census, visit https://2020census.gov/en or (en español) https://2020census.gov/es.

What can you do to help?

Get involved with Get Out the Count efforts in Connecticut! Send us an email at lwvct [at] lwvct.org.  And make sure you have responded to the 2020 Census.

 It's Easy: Respond to the Census online TODAY!

COVID-19 Updates: See Below and CLICK HERE for the Census Bureau's Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

Census Self-Response Phase

Online, phone and mailed self-responses.

Planned Schedule Revised Schedule

March 12 – July 31

March 12 – October 31

Mobile Questionnaire Assistance: 

Census Bureau staff assists people with responding online at places people gather (events, grocery stores, etc.).

Planned Schedule Revised Schedule

May 13 – July 31

Being modified to reflect the current environment.

Nonresponse Followup (NRFU)

Census takers will interview households in person.

Planned Schedule Revised Schedule

May 13 – July 31

August 11 – October 31

Deliver apportionment counts to the President

By law, the Census Bureau will deliver each state’s population total, which determines its number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Planned Schedule Revised Schedule

By December 31

Deliver By April 30, 2021

Deliver redistricting counts to states

By law, the Census Bureau will deliver the local counts each state needs to complete legislative redistricting.

Planned Schedule Revised Schedule

By April 1, 2021

Deliver By July 31, 2021