2020 Census - Easy, Safe & Important!
Starting in March of 2020, you can fulfill your census duty online, by phone, or by mail. For more information visit: 2020census.gov.
Once every decade, our federal government conducts a census of the entire population. Many believe it is simply a head count, but it is so much more! The data derived becomes the basis for the distribution of more than $675 billion in funds for the betterment of our society. Our founding fathers believed the census to be such a vital tool that they mandated the decennial census in the Constitution.
IT IS EASY – For the first time ever, the Census Bureau will accept responses online and by phone; or you can still complete the census by mail, if you prefer.
IT IS SAFE – Your responses are protected by strict federal law. The Census Bureau will never ask for your Social Security number, bank or credit card numbers, money, or anything on behalf of political parties. Additionally, the Census Bureau has a robust cybersecurity system in place to encrypt and protect data.
IT IS IMPORTANT - Census data determines spending for key programs in our county such as housing, health care, education, and transportation. It helps analyze how communities have changed over time. It determines whether U.S. congressional seats need reapportioned as well as whether states have the correct number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
As Americans, we receive many benefits from our federal government; we in turn have a few corresponding duties – to serve on juries, to pay taxes, and to participate in the census. This country was built on a spirit of service and sacrifice, of privileges and duties.Starting in March of 2020, you can fulfill your census duty online, by phone, or by mail. For more information visit: 2020census.gov.