By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will be able to respond online, by phone or by mail.
What Is the 2020 Census?
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The 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.
When can I respond to the 2020 Census?
Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will be delivered between March 12-20. Once you receive that invitation, you can respond online, by phone, or by mail.
Did You Know... By law, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home, or your business, even to law enforcement agencies. That's protected under Title 13 of the U.S. Code.
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: