The census counts every person living in the United States. The government uses this count to send money to the states and cities that need it for schools, hospitals, roads, parks, and other important programs.



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The Count Starts Soon:

  • MARCH: You will get a census form in the mail.
  • APRIL - JULY: Census takers will start going door-to-door to count those who have not taken it. Do not be afraid.

Ask for their identification before you share your information.

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Your community could lose about $1,500 for every person who is not counted.

That money could be spent on assistance like healthcare, student loan money, SNAP, and Head Start that help your whole family.

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Your privacy is protected.

It’s against the law for the Census Bureau to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or anyone in your household. By law, your responses cannot be used against you and can only be used to produce statistics.

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The Census

The census will not ask about your citizenship or immigration status.

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