Every 10 years a census is taken that counts every person living in the United States. Residents can expect to receive census information by mail in March 2020. Census Day events will take place on April 1, 2020. Census workers will conduct follow up visits with non-respondents during summer 2020.
The final census numbers are expected to be public in March 2021.
Beginning in August 2019, you may being to notice census takers in your neighborhood. This is a normal part of the 2020 Census preparation and data collection process. Watch this short video for more information:
Why It's Important
The data that will collected by the 2020 census are critical for states, counties, and communities.
Census data determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as districts for state government.