In 2020, our nation will conduct the once-a-decade census. The goal of the census is to count every person living in the United States once, only once and in the right place. Everyone matters, so it’s important that you respond. Census data determine your representation in Congress and are used to redraw boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts. They also inform the allocation of funding for your community’s public resources (e.g., roads, hospitals, schools, senior centers). In fact, more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed each year to communities across the country based on census data. To help your community thrive, it’s important that you encourage everyone to participate in the 2020 Census.

Conducting a census is a massive and vitally important undertaking. We need your help to ensure a complete and accurate count. You are trusted by your customers, employees, and families, and you have a direct line of communication with them. You can get the word out about the importance of their participation in the 2020 Census and the benefits of an accurate count.

Responding is easier than ever. For the first time, you’ll be able to respond to the census online. The census asks just a few questions and takes about 10 minutes to respond. We protect your answers. It’s against the law for us to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or your household. The census is secure. We take strong precautions to keep your responses safe from hacking and other cyber threats.

For more information, please visit 2020census.gov.