(National) US Census 2020

(National) US Census 2020 [article image]

When: Wed, Apr 01 2020 12:00am

Where: Throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico

Our nation gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The U.S. census counts every resident in the United States. The data collected by the census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.

The next census in 2020 will require counting an increasingly diverse and growing population of around 330 million people in more than 140 million housing units. To get an accurate count, the Census Bureau must build an accurate address list of every housing unit, maximize self-response to the census, and efficiently follow up with those who do not respond.

Link: Find out more about this once-every-ten-years event and why it matters