The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories--once, only once, and in the right place. This census is conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The results of the census determine your congressional representation as well as federal funding for states and communities. Every year, more than $675 billion goes toward hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and more. It's also mandated by the Constitution: The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790. If you live in the United States, you are required by law to participate in the 2020 count.
The 2020 Census is underway and the most important thing you can do is respond online, by phone, or by mail when you receive your Census "Invitation to Respond." Responding now will minimize the need for the Census Bureau to send census takers out into communities to follow up. Please check this page for regular updates.
Earn extra income while helping your community. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.