Key Facts About the Census...

The basics.

● The census counts every person living in the United States, regardless of age or citizenship status, every 10 years in years ending in 0.


● It’s in the Constitution.


It’s important.

● It’s about money, power, and data.


● Every 10 years we help decide how taxpayer dollars come back to our communities.


The 2020 Census will help to distribute billions of dollars in federal resources to your community.


● Our community receives resources based on census population counts, those resources help pay for hospitals, emergency services, schools, roads, and more.


● An accurate and complete census helps businesses; community leaders and elected officials make informed decisions every day.


It’s easy.

● For the first time, people can respond online and by phone, in addition to the mail-in option. Your response impacts funding for your community for critical services for the next 10 years.


● The next decennial census happens in 2030. It’s safe and confidential


● Your data is protected and it’s confidential. Federal law protects your responses, which cannot be shared with law enforcement, immigration agencies, or housing authorities.



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