The 2020 Census conducted by the U. S. Census Bureau is approaching. The census counts every person living in the United States, District of Columbia, and the territories of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Participating in the census will provide critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and others use to provide daily services, products, and support for our community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to schools, fire departments, roads, hospitals and other resources based on census data. The results will affect our community every day.
Mandated by the Constitution, the country must conduct a population count once every 10 years, and citizens must participate. The 2020 Census will be the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790. Every home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire by mail, phone or online.
To read more about the census, click HERE.