Why Does The Census Matter? 

Please visit this page from www.census.gov and read the article on why a fair and accurate 2020 census is so important.

By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding: online, by phone, or by mail. Watch this new Public Service Announcement (PSA) by the U.S. Census Bureau to learn more about the different ways to respond to the 2020 Census.

The Census provides vital information for you and your community:

  • Determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries.
  • Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including new roads, schools, and emergency services.
  • Businesses use census data to determine where to open places to shop.