We are excited to announce that we are partnering with the U.S Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census. As a partner, we will be working to make sure our community is accurately represented in the upcoming decennial count. We only have one shot every 10 years to get the Census right!
What is the Census?
The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It happens every 10 years. In early 2020, you will be asked to count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1. Responding to the 2020 Census is a chance to shape our community’s future.
Census data gives the community vital information we need to make decisions about building community centers, opening businesses, and planning for the future!
Census data is also used to make decisions about how and where to spend more than $675 billion each year for programs and services that our community relies on. This includes money for things like:
- Roads • Schools • Health Clinics • Head Starts • Senior Community Centers • Medicare • Water and waste disposal systems for rural communities • Medical Assistance Program • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) • State Children’s Health Insurance Program • Child Welfare Services State Grants • Family violence prevention services • and more!
What will I be asked?
You will be asked a few simple questions, like age, sex, and the number of people who live in your home, including children.
What won’t be asked?
The census will never ask for Social Security numbers, bank or credit card numbers, money or donations, or anything related to political parties
As the 2020 Census approaches, we will continue to share information about how you can make sure our community is fully represented. Visit 2020CENSUS.GOV anytime to get the latest news.