By April 1, every home will get an invitation to participate in the 2020 census — by phone, mail, or online. Your participation helps ensure your community gets the resources it needs. The U.S. Census helps:

  • The federal government distribute funds to improve clinics, education, roads, and more.
  • Local leaders make decisions about community needs, including schools, emergency services, and roads.
  • Businesses determine where to open shop and/or expand.
  • Determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives to make sure your voice is heard.

Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. You’re asked a few simple questions, like your age and the number of people who live with you. The census will never ask for Social Security numbers, bank or credit card numbers, or monetary donations.

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