Accurate answers determine how much federal money will go into programs that benefit ALL children in the region for the next 10 years.
Your responses are kept confidential and cannot be shared with anyone, even law enforcement. All responses are encrypted in computers to keep your answers private.
Answer questions honestly about you and your household. Respond online, by phone or by mail.
What is the 2020 Census?
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia and five U.S. territories.
Why does it matter to me?
The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students and younger children.
What happens with my data?
The Census Bureau is bound by Title 13 of the U.S. Code to keep your information confidential.
Census News and Events
Keep up to date with the latest news and stories about the US Census and how it affects our students and community.
What is the timeline?
- Mid March - Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.
- March 30 to April 1 - Count of people experiencing homelessness.
- April 1 - National Census Day. You should have received your invitation to participate in the 2020 Census by this date. Respond for your household in one of the three ways: online, by phone or by mail.
- May - June - Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.
- December - The Census Bureau will deliver counts to the President and Congress as required by law.
How do I complete the Census?
By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:
- By phone
- By mail
In mid-March, households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census.
- Why 2020 Matters for Schools
- Statistics in Schools
- What you need to know about the 2020 Census - npr.org
The Census Bureau is hiring
The Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs.
2020 Census jobs provide:
- Great pay
- Flexible hours
- Weekly pay
- Paid training
For more information or help applying, call 1-855-JOB-2020 or https://2020census.gov/jobs