The U.S. Census is a once-in-a-decade chance to track the shifts in population across our country. The goal is to count every person once, only once, and in the right place. More than $675 billion in federal funds is distributed to communities across the country based on Census data. That data is also used by businesses to decide where to open up shop, by first responders to develop emergency preparedness plans, and by community leaders to drive initiatives. New in 2020, you have the option to respond online, by mail or by phone.
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- March 12 – 20: Invitations to respond mailed to homes | View Sample Letter
- April 1: Census Day
- April 1 – July 31: Census takers follow up with households that have not yet responded