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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. 

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.

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

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.

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.

Click Here to find more information on invitations and what to expect

 

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.

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

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