What to expect during the 2020 Census — and why it’s important

The decennial U.S. Census will begin next month, with forms mailed to every household.

What should you do? Why does it matter?

Census results determine how the federal government distributes billions of dollars among states, counties and local governments. The census affects legislative redistricting at all levels of government and determines how many seats in Congress and the number of electors each state gets.


· March 12 – 20: 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.

· April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.

· May-July: 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 apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.

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