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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.
Redistricting counts are sent to the states by March 31, 2021.
Each year, the federa l 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 census. For 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
ac tivit ies launch
Complete Count Committees establish
Remaining 248 area census offices open
in early 2020
Public response (online, phone, or mail) begins
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 statesbyMarch 31, 2021