Census 2020: Everybody Counts

  • March 31, 2020
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You count. Your family counts. Your coworkers count.

This year the U.S. Census Bureau will send a census taker or mails a letter to every household. Your entire community benefits when everyone is counted. The federal government relies on census data, in part, to give funding to states, localities, and households.

The information gets resources to the people and places that most need them. When you’re counted, you:

  • Promote public safety by helping determine which communities, schools, hospitals, and roads need federal funding.                                                                                 
  • Help make sure kids in need get free and reduced school lunches.                      
  • Enable health care providers and insurance companies to make better decisions about the services they provide.

The 2020 census is the first time individuals can respond online or over the phone. See your census packet for details. Note: Census workers will not contact anyone by email. Also, they will never ask for donations. Learn more at censuscounts.org.

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