What is the Census? As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the census is a once-every-decade count of
everyone living in the country. When we know how many people live in your community,
organizations, and businesses are better equipped to evaluate the services and programs needed, such
as clinics, schools, and roads. It also determines how seats in Congress are distributed among the 50
states. In March of 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will send every household an invitation to complete a
simple questionnaire about who lives at your address on April 1st. You will have the opportunity to
respond online, by phone, or by mail, and federal law keeps those responses safe and secure.
Shape your future. START HERE. Visit 2020census.gov