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There's Still Time to Respond to the 2020 Census

 

Last updated 8/13/2020 at 12:08pm



The 2020 Census will have a direct impact on small towns and rural areas across the country for the next 10 years.

There’s still time to respond. Respond online now at 2020census.gov, by phone at (844) 330-2020, or by mail.

Respond for where you were living on April 1 and include everyone who usually lived there too, including children.

Most households have responded. Don’t be left out – your response matters. Remind your family and friends, too.

It’s safe

• Your response is safe, secure, and confidential. Your information is protected by law.

• We will not share your responses with immigration or law enforcement agencies.

• By law, your answers can only be used to produce statistics.

• Responding now will minimize the need for a census taker to follow up and visit your home later this year.

• We’re working with public health officials on how to safely visit and interview households that haven’t responded.

If you haven’t responded

A census taker will visit soon to ask you the census questions in person if you haven’t responded already.

If a census taker comes to your home, please cooperate. Your community needs your response.

Census takers are from your community. They know that a complete and accurate count will benefit your area.

Census takers will follow the current health and safety guidelines in your community.

If you responded without a Census ID, we may visit you to confirm your address and collect your responses in person. We want to ensure we count everyone in the right place.

It’s important. Your response matters.

• Responding to the 2020 Census in this time of social distancing makes a difference for the well-being of your community and helps shape the future.

• Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for health care, emergency response, schools, education programs, roads, and other public services.

• Results from the 2020 Census will determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.

• Complete the 2020 Census now so your community will have the resources it needs over the next 10 years.

• An accurate census count helps communities get the resources they need for emergency and disaster response.

 

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