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Date Updated: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Census 2020: Shape Your Future. Start Here.

Data collected from the U.S. Census informs important decisions about funding and resources that impact all of us, especially in emergency situations like the one we’re currently experiencing.

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Top 5 Reasons to Complete the Census:

  1. Your Health:  Helps hospitals and communities predict the spread of diseases.
  2. Emergency Response:  Helps allocate disaster resources.
  3. Federal Funding:  Determines funding for programs like Medicaid and school lunches.
  4. Fair Representation: Determines a community’s number of U.S. House of Representatives seats.
  5. Infrastructure: Drives decisions for housing, safety resources and community improvements. Responses to the census are secure, private and confidential, and responses cannot be shared with anyone, including other federal agencies and law enforcement.
Completing the Census online is fast and simple. Visit Census.gov on any device to complete the Census in less than 10 minutes.