2020 Census Basics

The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place. The Census Bureau will continue to improve its use of mobile technology, geospatial innovations, and internet self-response.

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What is the census?
  • The census is a count of all persons living in the United States that is conducted every ten years by the federal government and is required by the U.S. Constitution.
  • It is used to determine the number of seats each state has in the house of Representatives, how federal and state legislative districts are redrawn, and the appropriation of the federally funded programs.
When is the 2020 Census?
How can people respond to the census?
Who should respond?
How we will invite everyone to respond