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ur 2020 Census Questions, Answered

This spring, the U.S. Census Bureau will ask you to stand up and be counted as a citizen of the United States, as it does once every 10 years. The Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution.  
 
Online, Phone, & Paper: The 2020 Census now incorporates online and phone response options in addition to the traditional paper option. 
 
Important Dates: In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving 
invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. April 1 is National Census Day, and you should respond on or before this date.
 
Why Is It Important to Respond to the Census? Census data determines your representation in Congress and determines how funds are spent in your community on things like roads, schools, hospitals, and community services. Businesses use this information to decide whether to bring job-producing facilities to your community.
 
What If I Am a Snowbird? You should respond to the Census in the state where you spend the majority of the calendar year.
 

What Will I Be Asked? As required by the Census Act, the U.S. Census Bureau submitted a list of questions to Congress on March 29, 2018. Based on that list, the 2020 Census will ask:

 

  • How many people are living or staying at your home on April 1, 2020. This will help us count the country’s population and ensure that we count people once, only once, and in the right place according to where they live on Census Day.
  • Whether the home is owned or rented. This will help us produce statistics about homeownership and renters. The rates of homeownership serve as one indicator of the nation’s economy. They also help in administering housing programs and informing planning decisions.
  • About the age of each person in the household. Similar to the recording of other demographic data such as the race and sex of each person, the U.S. Census Bureau creates statistics to better understand the size and characteristics of different age groups. Agencies use this data to plan and fund government programs that support specific age groups, including children and older populations.

What Won't l I Be Asked? 

The Census Bureau will never ask you for:
  • Your Social Security number.
  • Money or donations.
  • Anything on behalf of a political party.
  • Your bank or credit card account numbers.

For more information about the Census and about what you can expect, click here.

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