Regional & Community Relations

April 10, 2020

2020 Census underway 

The Census is the every-decade opportunity to count every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories. The 2020 Census is now underway and the public is strongly encouraged to respond online, though responding by phone or mail is also an option. As a reminder, Census results are used to determine representation in Congress and informs how billions of dollars are distributed to regions for hospitals, schools, roads, and more.

Unfortunately, students are typically undercounted for a variety of reasons. This year proves tougher still because COVID-19 has reshuffled plans for how Census teams planned to carry out the count.

Every response is important. Learn more at

2020 Census data will help inform how billions of dollars are distributed to states and communities every year for the next 10 years.United States Census 2020