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Posted on: April 22, 2020

United States Census 2020

US Census 2020

In April residents should have received mail from the U.S. Census Bureau about how to respond online, by phone, or by mail. 

Due to complications in field counting brought on by the pandemic, the time allowed for responses was extended.  Folks who haven’t responded to the survey yet can still do so online at: 2020Census.gov.  This site is available in 59 different languages by clicking on the globe icon on the top right corner of the main page to open a drop-down menu of options.

Or responses can be by telephone in 13 language options, following easy instructions at:

https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.html

Make sure you’re counted!  An accurate snapshot means we receive the funding, services, and business support we deserve and need.  Information from this nationwide decennial survey will be used to evaluate federal and state funding needs for the next decade (for roads, hospitals, schools, etc.).   Census data guides the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds annually, and Census counts determine redistricting of state legislative districts, help forecast future transportation needs, determine areas eligible for housing assistance and rehabilitation loans, and assist all levels of government in planning and implementing programs, services, and emergency response. 

Note that Census field workers had been scheduled May – July to be visiting homes that haven’t responded to the surveys to help make sure everyone is counted.  However, all field work has been temporarily suspended due to the pandemic.  Once they’ve been given the go-ahead to resume, you may receive a knock on the door by someone with proper identification as an official Census representative. 

Responses are confidential.  To learn how your information is protected, visit 2020census.gov.

Click HERE for additional U.S. Census information.

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