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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Census 2020

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Sample Questionnaire

The U.S. Census Bureau has provided and informational copy of the 2020 questionnaire. On March 12, the live questionnaire will be available at the Census Bureau’s dedicated website. Take the Census as soon as possible to avoid extra mailed reminders and Census Bureau enumerators at your door. The Census Bureau has also provided a how-to video (video may load slowly) with step-by-step instructions, available in many languages.

Census Volunteers Needed

Get ready for the 2020 Census! The City has been awarded a grant to help get an accurate census count and is looking for volunteers to help reach everyone in our community, especially those who are traditionally hard to reach during the Census process. We are looking for volunteer help primarily between March and May. Volunteer through Sign Up Genius.  

Census data, collected only every 10 years, determines:

  • Congressional representation
  • How funds are spent on things like roads, schools, and hospitals
  • Redistricting of your city, county, state, and federal political boundaries
  • Plus dozens of other of community benefits (PDF) covering national, regional, state and local entities. The Census Bureau website offers a number of references, including "The Census at a Glance (PDF)."

What to Know

  • New in 2020 is the ability to self respond online as early March 12, 2020 at
  • Census Day is April 1, and most people can respond online, by phone, or by mail between March 12-April 30
  • Those who are unable to complete the census by April 30 can expect a Census Bureau worker to visit between May through July

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