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Census 2020

Stand up and be counted. 

Complete your census questionnaire online at my2020census.gov.

The census is constitutionally mandated and foundational to our government. Political representation is apportioned based on the census. In addition, funding for local infrastructure and services depends on an accurate census.

FUNDING DEPENDS ON ACCURATE CENSUS

The census data is used to fund many of our most important government programs including:

  • Medical assistance
  • Nutrition assistance
  • Highway and transit funds
  • Education, including Pell grant, school lunch, school breakfast, head start
  • Economic assistance, including Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Section 8, foster care, child care, low-income energy assistance, workforce training, community grants, social services, AmeriCorps
  • Disaster recovery
  • See full list

CENSUS AND PRIVACY

Census data is private and all data is anonymized before being released. Census employees take an oath to safeguard the data, there are significant fines for any violation. Government agencies, outside the Census Bureau, only have access to the public, anonymized data.

PARTICIPATION RATES

You can track our rates here https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html