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Learn About United States Census 2020

Help Shape Your Community's Future

Post Date:11/18/2019 5:00 PM

The United States Census 2020 is coming! 

What is the 2020 Census? 

  • The 2020 Census will count every person living in the United States through a short questionnaire. Questions asked consist of: name, gender, age, date of birth, race, ethnicity, relationship of each person in the household, citizenship, whether a person lives or stays somewhere else, and if you are an owner or renter of your residence. 
  • The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone living in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Five U.S. territories must be accounted for every 10 years.

Why is the United States Census important and what does the data do for the community? 

  • The City has a Civic duty to take part in the mandatory completion of the census to make sure each person is accounted for to determine how much federal funding our community will receive to best allocate money to help with the funding and building for new schools, hospitals, businesses, roads, and other public agencies.
  • Census results are used by residents, businesses, local governments, real estate developers to support community initiatives that not only involve legislative matters, but help improve the over all quality-of-life.
  • The census helps with redistricting boundaries of the congressional and state legislative districts if the population shifts in their state.

 

How to Respond to the 2020 Census?

  • By April 1, 2020, every household will receive an invitation to take part in the 2020 Census.
  • Participants can respond by mail, phone, and for the first time in U.S. Census history ONLINE. 

Privacy and Security 

  • Be assured that your privacy is protected because it is against the law for the Census Bureau to publicly release your responses, identity or the identity of other members in your household with any government agency such as: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), not by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), not by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and not by the U,S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE).
  • The U.S. Census Bureau is devoted to making sure you and your household are able to avoid fraud and scams at all costs.
    • To Report suspected fraud call 800-923-8282
    • Quick Safety and Precautionary Tips: 
      • Questions that WILL NEVER be asked:
        • Social Security Number
        • Bank Account/Credit Card Numbers
        • Money or donations. 
      • If someone visits your home, check for:
        • ID Badge Number with their photograph
        • U.S. Department of Commerce watermark
        • Expiration Date. 

 

How can you help?

Join the 2020 Census Team locally today and ensure that your community is accurately represented to build and shape the future of our community, apply today at 2020census.gov/jobs or call 1-855-562-2020. 

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