Make a Difference: Respond to the 2020 Census

Impact in Your Community. Respond Now.

The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community—no matter the size, no matter the location. 

Impact in Your Community. Respond Now.

The 2020 Census is a massive undertaking. It requires counting a diverse and growing population.  The census questionnaire asks a few simple questions about you and everyone who was living with you on April 1, 2020. You can still respond online at — without ever having to leave home or meet a census taker. 

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2020 Census Operational Updates

The U.S. Census Bureau continues to carefully monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and follow the guidance of federal, state, and local health authorities.

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It Takes a Village: Encourage Others to Respond

A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community. Your voice can make a difference. We have made it easy for you to share interesting facts, true stories, and how-to guides on your social media to underscore the importance of responding to the census.  

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  • A sample tweet to share: “The #2020Census informs funding for the things your community needs to grow and thrive. Complete the census online today!"


2020 In Focus: 2020 Census Stories

2020 In Focus: 2020 Census Stories

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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.