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.
Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will be delivered between March 12 - 20. 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. A key reference date for the 2020 Census is April 1, also known nationwide as "Census Day." When you respond to the census, you will include everyone living in your home on April 1, 2020.
*Note: Some incorporated City addresses may show up within a larger City. This has to do with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) boundary delivery guidelines and does not impact the way residents are counted. The US Census Bureau counts are eventually broken down by City boundaries, not USPS boundaries.The important thing to remember is to use the Census ID in the letter each home has received. For more information on USPS boundaries vs. legal boundaries, CLICK HERE.
To learn more about the 2020 Census, visit the following websites: