National Census Day Is April 1

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Every 10 years (in years ending in zero), the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census to count every resident in the United States and its territories. 

In mid-March, homes across the country began receiving instructions for completing the 2020 Census. Once the invitation has arrived at your home, you should respond for every person living in your household in one of three ways: online, by phone or by mail.

Census Day is observed nationwide on April 1, 2020. This key reference date for the 2020 Census helps determine who gets counted and where they are counted.

When you respond to the census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1. For instance: 
  • If anyone in your household unfortunately dies before April 1, they would not be counted. 
  • If a member of your household is pregnant, and has not given birth by April 1, the baby should not be counted. 
  • If you are in the process of moving to a new home, you should be counted at the location where you slept on April 1.
The data collected by the decennial census is important to our democracy because it is used to determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and to draw district boundaries throughout the commonwealth. 
Census data is also used to disburse nearly $700 billion in federal funds to state and local government for vital services like hospitals, transportation projects, schools, Medicare/Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), affordable housing, environmental protection and more.

To complete your 2020 Census, visit If you don’t have the ID number from the instructions mailed to your home, you may complete the form using your address. 

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