Why is it important to me?

Responding to the census is not only your civic duty; it also affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future, and your representation in government. Specifically, data from the 2020 Census are used to:

  • Ensure public services and funding for schools, hospitals, and fire departments.
  • Plan new homes and businesses and improve neighborhoods.
  • Determine how many seats your state is allocated in the House of Representatives.

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1. What is the Decennial Census?
2. Is the Information I provide Confidential?
3. Why is it important to me?
4. How can I verify the identity of a census worker?
5. How Does the Census Benefit my Community?
6. Why does the U.S. Conduct a Census?
7. How do I participate in the census?
8. Who are these people claiming to work for the Census around my neighborhood?
9. When will I complete the census?
10. How will the 2020 Census invite everyone to respond
11. What information will be requested?
12. What information will not be requested?
13. How is Census data used?