YOUR RESPONSE MATTERS.
The results from the census help shape critical components of our community such as health clinics, fire departments, schools, roads and much more.
- Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.
- The results also determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.
- Census data also helps communities be better prepared for natural disasters and also help secure funding for hospitals and fire departments.
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CONDUCTING THE COUNT.
It’s not surprising to learn that the 2020 Census is a massive undertaking. The U.S. Census Bureau must:
- Make an accurate list of every residence in the U.S. and five U.S. territories – including houses apartments, dormitories, military barracks, and more.
- Get a member of every residence to complete the census online, by phone, or by mail in March and April of 2020.
- Follow up in person with homes that have not responded
YOUR PRIVACY MATTERS.
Every employee takes an oath to protect your personal information for life. All census responses are kept anonymous and used exclusively to produce statistics.
- The U.S. Census is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. The Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home, or your business. Not event to lo law enforcement agencies. That’s protected under Title 13 of the U.S. Code.
- The Census Bureau has an IT system in place designed to defend against and contain cyber-threats and strict internal policies to verify all information meets confidentiality standards before releasing any data.
WAYS TO RESPOND.
There are three ways to respond to the 2020 Census: online, by phone or by mail. It’s easy and straightforward and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
- In mid-March (March 12 – 20), households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census.
- By April 1, 2020 every home will have received an invitation and instructions on how to participate in the 2020 Census through their preferred method.
- An interviewer may visit your home if you respond late, if the Census Bureau has follow-up questions or for other surveys.
For more details on 2020 Census and how to respond and why your answers matter, visit 2020census.gov