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What is the 2020 Census?

CENSUS 101: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

Everyone counts.

The census counts every person living in the U.S once, only once, and in the right place.

 

It's mandatory.

The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790.

It's about fair representation.

Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets. The first census was in 1790.

It's about $675 billion.

The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on census data. 

Your privacy is protected.

It's against the law for the Census Bureau to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or your household. By law, responses can only be used to produce statistics.

2020 will be easier than ever.

This year, you will be able to respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail.

 

Need help? Once you receive your information in the mail, bring it into your local branch of MRCPL and our staff would be happy to help.

NOW HIRING: NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting PEOPLE LIKE YOU to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. 

Ready to apply? Take the next step here.

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