Impact Your Community; Complete Your Census Today!
It has never been easier to respond to the census on your own, whether online at 2020census.gov, over the phone, or by mail. 90,800,000 households in the country have responded so far!
Update Leave field operations resumed in early May and more than 90% of households in Update Leave areas have now received a packet at their door inviting them to participate in the census. As a result, housing unit residents are responding to the census and response rates are continuing to rise. Be sure to complete your census today!
Impact Your Community
School lunches. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day.
Shaping Your Future
The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.
Think of your morning commute: Census results influence highway planning and construction, as well as grants for buses, subways, and other public transit systems.
Or think of your local schools: Census results help determine how money is allocated for the Head Start program and for grants that support teachers and special education.
The list goes on, including programs to support rural areas, to restore wildlife, to prevent child abuse, to prepare for wildfires, and to provide housing assistance for older adults.
Curious about what other programs are impacted by census data? Download this report to see a full list.
DID YOU KNOW…
Census results affect planning and funding for employment and training—including programs for vocational rehabilitation state grants, dislocated workers, and American Indian and Alaska Native employment and training.