Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to complete the U.S. Census has been extended to September 30, 2020.
What Is the 2020 Census?
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territoriesThe count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a non-partisan government agency. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.
Why Your Response Matters
2020 Census results will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.
This once-a-decade count will determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. Results are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
Here's more information on Census2020 from our partners at DuPage County and the Census Bureau: