The 2020 Census is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
The census is conducted once every ten years. The results of the census determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. The census also provides other data that affects your community.
By April 1, 2020, each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire. Once the invitation arrives, you will be able to respond online, by phone, or by mail. Census 2020 will mark the first time that you will be able to respond online.
To learn more about the 2020 Census, visit the following websites: