If you haven’t yet completed your 2020 census forms, now is a great time! It takes less than ten minutes to participate, depending on how many people live with you, and requires only names, dates of birth, and very basic information about race and ethnicity.
What does the census do?
The census only collects data and produces demographic statistics. Those statistics are used by many government agencies to direct funding for public works, like roads and schools. This information can also be used to determine the number of representatives each state gets and which districts will vote on which candidates.
Is my information safe?
All electronic submissions are encrypted, and if you choose to submit a paper form, it will be destroyed after the information is recorded.
Any more questions? Check out FAQs: Census 101.