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The 2020 Census Is Here!

The United States Census 2020 is here! 

You can respond to the census online, by phone, and by mail! Learn more here:

Privacy and Security 

  • Your responses to the 2020 census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. 
  • The Census Bureau is required by law to protect any personal information collected and keep it strictly confidential
  • The Census Bureau CANNOT share your information with other government agencies
  • Your answers cannot be used for law enforcement purposes or to determine your personal eligibility for government benefits

How to Respond to the 2020 Census?

  • In February 2020, a series of post cards will be sent out reminding the public to count everyone under your roof.  
  • Starting March 2020, everyone living in the household needs to be counted, which includes:
    • Children 
    • Newborn babies 
    • Citizens and non-citizens
    • Relatives and non-relatives 
    • Those staying in the household temporarily 
  • By April 1, 2020, every household will receive an invitation to take part in the 2020
  • 2020 Census Operational Timeline Adjustments (Due to COVID-19)


Why is the Census Important to Schools?

Why the 2020 Census Matters to Schools

What is the 2020 Census? 

  • The 2020 Census will count every person living in the United States through a short questionnaire. Questions asked consist of: name, gender, age, date of birth, race, ethnicity, relationship of each person in the household, citizenship, whether a person lives or stays somewhere else, and if you are an owner or renter of your residence. 
  • The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone living in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Five U.S. territories must be accounted for every 10 years.