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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Complete the 2020 Census!

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Starting today (March 12), the US Census Bureau will begin mailing the invitation to complete the Census to all homes. The Census happens every ten years and data collected from the census provides a guideline on how to distribute more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to communities across the country. You can complete the Census online, over the phone, or by mail.To complete the Census online please visit Be sure to complete the Census by April 1st (National Census Day)!

Why is the Census important?

So much is depending on it: not just political representation, but billions of dollars in federal funding for programs residents here depend on for food, education, housing and health care. 

How do I participate?

You can complete the Census online, by phone, or mail. The survey is 9 questions and should take less than 10 minutes to respond. To complete the Census please visit

Will my information be kept confidential? 

Everyone living in your household counts, regardless of age, race, or citizenship status. Your information is secure: it is against the law for your answers to be shared with other agencies. 

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