Things to know about the 2020 US Census

Things to know about the 2020 US Census

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Census Day 2020 is April 1, 2020

You may be reading and hearing more about the US Census as the time nears for the count. Keep in mind:

  • The only official census form will come from the US Census Bureau.

  • Any mailer or outreach not from the U.S. Census Bureau is not an official 2020 Census operation. Verify if something you received is an official Census Bureau mailing.

  • Any survey by an outside group mentioning the census is not part of the official U.S. Census.

  • Anyone who has participated in these surveys should still plan to participate in the U.S. census starting in March 2020.

Lots of information about the census, including a copy of the census form, is available on the US Census Bureau website: https://2020census.gov

 

Why it is critical to get the 2020 Census right?  

  • Getting an accurate count in the 2020 Census is critical to all communities within the United States.

  • Millions of people, including community groups, local officials, and businesses rely on the Census to provide accurate, comprehensive data about our nation that impacts us all:  We only get one chance every ten years to get this right. The Census must be done fairly and accurately.  

    • Census data is the basis for fair political representation, and this data is used to draw district lines reflective of the population.   

    • Community leaders use Census data to allocate resources, including public safety, planning and disaster response, education needs, hospitals, assistance for veterans, and transportation.

    • Business leaders use Census data to make investment decisions that boost economic growth.

  • We only get one chance every ten years to get this right. The Census must be done fairly and accurately.  

 

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