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The Census—Much More than a Count

The 2020 Census is much more than just a count of the number of people living in the US. It determines how many representatives each state gets in the U.S. House of Representatives; how federal and state legislative districts are drawn (not withstanding gerrymandering) and how communities get both federal and state funding.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 was National Census Day. Hopefully, you received your census letter in the mail and have already completed the questionnaire online. If you have not done so, please do it now. If you’re unable to complete it online, a paper questionnaire will be sent to you in the mail. If, after no response online or mail is received from you, a Census Bureau Interviewer will be sent to your home to collect your answers.

This 10-year process is so vitally important, it is required by law! Your responses are kept confidential and used by the Census Bureau for statistical purposes only.

WARNING! Be careful of email or telephone contacts asking for personal information such as social security numbers, bank accounts, political party, citizenship, credit card information or other such personal information. The Census Bureau does not require this information and will not ask for it.

--David Johnson


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