Help Your Community. Respond to the 2020 Census

Ensure an Accurate Count in 2020

The 2020 Census is underway, and households across the United States are responding every day. By now, you likely have received multiple mailings from the U.S. Census Bureau, including an invitation to respond to the 2020 Census and follow-up postcards and letters.

Respond to the 2020 Census

If you do not respond online or by phone, you may also receive a paper questionnaire so you can respond by mail. Even if you receive a paper questionnaire, you can still respond online at 2020census.gov.

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What Can You Do To Help?

While great progress is being made in the 2020 Census and more than half of U.S. households have responded—that’s 87,700,000 households so far—there is still more work to be done. Visit the 2020 Census response rate map to see what percentage of households have responded in cities and towns across the country.

If you have already responded to the 2020 Census, thank you! Now we need your help to fulfill our constitutional duty to count everyone across the U.S. and its five territories. Using social media, you can easily inform others of the importance of the census and encourage them to respond.

Census Facts

The message is simple: Where there are more people, there are more needs. An accurate count helps inform decisions about funding for hospitals, fire departments, schools, and roads for the next 10 years. Help us spread the word about the 2020 Census!

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2020 Census Operational Updates

The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with Federal, State and local health officials, will begin a phased restart of some 2020 Census field operations in select geographic areas this week.  

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2020 In Focus: 1790-2020

Conducting the Count: 1790-2020

The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population. The first was in 1790.

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About the 2020 Census

The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The 2020 Census will count everyone who lives in the U.S. as of April 1, 2020. Census statistics help determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local, and federal lawmakers every year for the next 10 years.

If you've already responded or no longer want to receive 2020 Census response reminders, click here and we'll remove you from future reminders.