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Frequently Asked Questions about the 2020 Census

LCCAA knows you count. Make sure you are counted by completing the 2020 U.S. Census.

The Census, mandated by the U.S. Constitution, determines our legislative districts, school districts, voting precincts and much more. Both governments and industries use the data to plan everything from where roads go to where new jobs will be created.

Each person counted equates to $2,000 in federal funding for each of the next 10 years. For Head Start alone, $8 billion in funding nationwide is driven by the Census.

In mid-March, residents will start receiving mailed invitations to complete the Census. Everyone should receive their invitation by April 1. When you complete the questions, do so based on where you live on April 1, 2020 – Census Day. 

You can respond by phone, by mail or – for the first time – online. The Census Bureau expects 45 percent of respondents to use that method. 

Your responses are confidential. Nothing you say can be used to identify you – or anyone in your household – to anyone, including other branches and departments of the federal government. It will remain confidential for 72 years. 

No one will come to your home for the Census unless you do not respond. Completing the Census takes only 10 to 15 minutes. It is available in multiple languages and help is available for those who need it.

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