2020 Census

2020 Census Guide

  • Everyone counts. 
    The goal of this census is to count every living person in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right place. We need your help to make sure everyone in your community gets counted.

    Census data are important. 
    The U.S. Constitution requires a census every 10 years. The results are used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress, draw boundaries for voting districts, and determine how more than $675 billion in federal funding is spent in communities each year.

    Taking part is your civic duty. 
    Completing the census is required; it is a way to participate in our democracy and say “I count!” Your information is confidential.

    Federal law protects your responses. 
    Your answers can only be used to produce statistics and cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.


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The 2020 Census Matters

  • Your response matters and we all need to be counted! It Matters

    Getting a complete and accurate count in 2020 is critical to ensuring your representation in Congress as well as important services for our community. Health clinics. Hospitals. Police and Fire departments. Schools. Roads and highways. The census shapes these and many other aspects of your community.

    • Census statistics determine how billions of dollars in federal funds flow into states and communities each year – for the next ten years.
    • The count determines how many seats in Congress each state gets and defines voter districts.
    • The Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2, and has been conducted every 10 years since 1790.

     

What to Expect in the Mail

  • By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.

  • Letter Invitation

    • Most areas of the country are likely to respond online, so most households will receive a letter asking you to go online to complete the census questionnaire

  • Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire

    • Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with their invitation. The invitation will also include information about how to respond online or by phone.

Everybody Counts Coloring Book

Census Video

  • The 2020 Census Challenge

COUNTDOWN TO APRIL 1, 2020 Census Day

Census Day Countdown:



days until April 1, 2020
 

 

Broward County Census 2020

2020 Census Questionnaire Sample

Resources For Educators

2020 Census Bureau

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