The 2020 U.S. Census
The Independence Center is getting the word out about the 2020 Census.
The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail.
The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.
The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
For more information on the Census, see the resources below:
- The official U.S. Government 2020 Census website is a great source of information that will help you learn more about the Census.
- You can also find educational information on the Census on the Denver, Colorado Government website, including an informative video on the Census in American Sign Language (ASL).