The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and the five U.S. territories.
The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail. The 2020 Census will be the first time that you will be able to respond to the census online.
Census data are used for apportionment of Congressional seats, and redistricting at all levels of government.
Census data is indispensable for monitoring and enforcement of a broad range of civil rights policies.
Census data guides the allocation of more than $800 billion in federal government resources to states, localities and families every year.