Every ten years, the US Census takes place. The 2020 Census will count every person in the US and helps determine how billions of dollars get spent each year on things like schools, hospitals, and community services. This is why it's so important that you and your family get counted.
The deadline to be counted is coming soon but it's not too late!
Getting counted is safe and easy and takes just a few moments to complete. Here's how:
www.2020Census.gov (from any computer or mobile device with internet access)
If you got the Census 2020 invitation in the mail, simply fill it out and mail it back
The form should only take about 10 minutes to fill out and includes a few questions about the age, gender, race and number of people living in your home. There are no questions about citizenship, and you will not be asked to give social security numbers or bank account information. Your information will be kept confidential and private. The goal is to count everyone in the right place.
Every child counts!
When you fill out the Census form, remember to include all the people that live in your home, from newborns to adults. In the last Census, almost 2 million children under age 5 were not counted. Babies and young children, especially from black, Hispanic, or low-income communities, were most likely to be missed. If we don't count everyone, especially children between the ages of 0 to 5, the services they may need could be reduced or eliminated.
View this video from our friends from Sesame Street who have a special message for families about the importance of making your family count:
Spread the word
This Census let's all work together to make sure all kids get counted. Talk to your family and friends that don't know about the Census and remind them of the importance of being counted.