2020 Census

The 2020 Census counts the population in the United States and provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community.

Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions.  The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.  The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.  The results of the census also determine the  number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to local hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.


The 2020 Census only takes a few minutes to complete and asks questions about you and those who live in your home. The 2o2o Census can be filled out online (even from your cell phone) at www.2020census.gov , over the phone at 844-330-2020 (English) and 844-468-2020 (Spanish), or by mail. For support, customer service representatives are available every day from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Central Time.

The Census Bureau will never ask for your full Social Security number, your bank account or credit card numbers, anything on behalf of a political party, money or donations. The U.S. Census Bureau keeps your answers safe and confidential.




For local assistance, contact Christel Taylor at 870-523-1009.