June 24, 2020
An accurate count is crucial. The results are used to determine how much funding local communities receive for key public services and how many seats each state gets in Congress. State and local officials also use census counts to draw boundaries for congressional, state legislative, and school districts.
This year you can respond in one of three ways: phone, mail, or for the first time an online response option is available. Information from responses is not shared with anyone, including other federal agencies, and the Census Bureau does not publish any information about individual households or businesses.
Data collected will only be used to create statistics.
The Census Bureau has legal, procedural, technological, and statistical safeguards to ensure that information provided is not disclosed to anyone.
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