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The U.S. Census Bureau is the federal government's largest sta­ tistical agency. We are dedicated to providing current facts and figuresaboutAmerica'speople,places,andeconomy.Federallaw protects the confidentiality of all individual responses the Census Bureaucollects.

The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade we take a count­ or a census-of America's po pulat ion.

Thecensusprovidesvitalinformationfor youandyourcommunity.

  • Itdetermineshowmanyrepresentativeseachstategets inCongressandisusedtoredrawdistrictboundaries.

    Redistricting counts are sent to the states by March 31, 2021.

    • Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including new roads, schools, and emergency services.
  • Businesses use census data to determine where to open places toshop.

Each year, the federa government distributes hundreds of billions of dollars to states and communities based on Census Bureaudata.

In 2020, we will implement new technology to make it easier than ever to respond to the censusFor the first time, you will be able to respond online, by phone, as well as by mail. We will use data that the public has already provided to reduce followup visit s.

And, we are building an accurate address list and automating our field operations-all while keeping your information confidential and safe.



2018           2018 End-to-End CensusTest

2020 Census questions sent to Congress by March 31, 2018

Six regional 2020 Census offices and 40 area census offices open


2019           Partnership

ac tivit ies launch

Complete Count Committees establish

Remaining 248 area census offices open


2020           Advertisingbegins

in early 2020

Public response (online, phone, or mail) begins

Census Day­

April 1, 2020

In-person visits to households that haven't responded begin

Apportionment counts sent to the President by December 31,




2021              Redistricting counts sent to the statesby

March 31, 2021