U.S. Census 2020

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United States Census 2020

What Is The 2020 Census?
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.  The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency.

Why Do We Conduct This Count?
The Census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community.  Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads and other resources based on census data.

The results of the census also determines the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.  

It's also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years.   This year mark's the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

Everyone Counts!
Participating in the census is required by law, even if you have completed another survey from the Census Bureau.  A complete and accurate count is critical for you and our community.