April 1, 2020 is Census Day!
Have you completed your 2020 census yet? You count. It only takes a few minutes to mark your place in our community.
All responses are anonymous and protected. Take the census today at pa.gov/census.
2020 Census homepage | https://2020census.gov/en
What Is the 2020 Census? | https://2020census.gov/en/what-is-2020-census.html
Who To Count on Your Census | https://2020census.gov/en/who-to-count.html
Impact in Your Community | https://2020census.gov/en/community-impact.html
How the Census Bureau Protects Your Data | https://2020census.gov/en/data-protection.html
Invitations to Respond Arrive at Households March 12-20
The 2020 Census is getting underway and is ready for America to respond as the first invitations begin to arrive at the nation’s estimated 140 million households March 12-20. For the first time, nearly everyone will be invited to respond online, by phone or by mail.
The Census Bureau launched a public education and outreach campaign to inform the public on how and when to respond. Below is a timeline of Census Bureau mailings inviting households to respond online, by phone or by mail.
March 12-20: The U.S. Postal Service will deliver initial invitations to respond online and by phone. Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with the invitation to respond online or over the phone.
March 16-24: Reminder letters will be delivered.
March 26-April 3: Reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not responded.
April 8-16: Reminder letters and paper questionnaires will be delivered to remaining households that have not responded.
April 20-27: Final reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not yet responded.
Community Impact “The Census Effect”
The U.S Census Bureau data helps the community in various ways.
- It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress.
- Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs such as new roads, schools and emergency vehicles.
- Businesses use census data to help provide more local jobs and places to shop.
The Census asks questions that provides snapshots of the nations Census.
- Population count
- Any additional people living of staying
- Phone Number
- Age and Date of Birth
- Hispanic, Latino or Spanish Origin
- Whether a Person lives or stays somewhere else