What is the 2020 census?
Every ten years the census records everyone living in this country. It's written in the Constitution and comes in a questionnaire that counts everyone who lives at your address on April 1st. The data can be used to inform funding for services like fire stations, schools, clinics and representation that affect your community.
How will 2020 census data be used?
Where there are more people, there are more needs for public services. That's why the census is used by the government to inform funding decisions each year. But that's not all, it's also used by nonprofits to inform services, by businesses to create jobs, and even by students for school projects. Understanding how the population changes helps us shape communities across the country for the better.
How does the 2020 census affect representation?
There are 435 seats in the House of Representatives. These get distributed to the 50 states by population and an accurate census response helps your state get the right amount of seats. States with smaller populations get at least 1 while states with larger populations might get more.
How do I take the 2020 census?
In March 2020, every address in the country will receive an invitation to complete a simple questionnaire and there are three ways to respond: number one, do it online, number two, call by phone number three, send it by mail. For those who don't respond, a census taker from your community will follow up and assist you.
Is my 2020 census data is safe?
After sending your census response, your personal information is kept safe. By law, it can't be shared with any other government agency, law enforcement or landlord. No one. So take your 2020 census with peace of mind. Shape your future. Start here, visit www.2020census.gov.
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