The 2020 Census is quickly approaching, and it is important that everyone in your household is counted. The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade the government takes count of America’s population so that they can provide communities with funding as well as vital information. The census determines each state’s number of representatives in Congress, where residents are in need of new roads, schools and emergency services, and helps determine economic opportunities.

An accurate depiction of the community is necessary because it allows the government to send money to where it is needed. Every year, the government distributes more than $675 billion to states and communities based on Census Bureau data. The most unaccounted for are children from the ages of one to four, so don’t forget to count your little ones!

For the first time ever, you will be able to respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail.

2020 Census timeline:

March 12-20: You will receive an online invitation to respond to the 2020 Census. Some households may receive a paper questionnaire.

March 16-24: You will receive a reminder letter.

March 26 – April 3: A reminder postcard.

April 1: Census day.

April 8-16: A reminder letter and paper questionnaire.

April 20-27: A final reminder postcard before they follow up in person.


To apply for a 2020 Census Job, click here.