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It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census!

The Census will determine congressional representation, inform federal funding and provide data that will impact our communities. The results will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes healthcare, education, infrastructure and employment.

The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives by congressional and state legislative districts. Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.

The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and more.

Ready to respond?

 

Response Rates

Are you curious about how many people in your community are responding to the 2020 Census? Stay up to date with a map of self-response rates from across the United States. Visit https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html to see response rates by state.

Key Dates
 

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.

Resources

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

Bucks County Census Web Portal | https://2020census-bucksgis.opendata.arcgis.com/

Questions Asked

The Census asks questions that provides snapshots of the nations Census.

  • Population count
  • Any additional people living of staying
  • Owner/Renter
  • Phone Number
  • Name
  • Sex
  • Age and Date of Birth
  • Hispanic, Latino or Spanish Origin
  • Race
  • Whether a Person lives or stays somewhere else
  • Relationship
  • Citizenship
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