The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.
The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation—who we are, where we live, and so much more.
The results of this once-a-decade count determines the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use the 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.
The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.
How Do I Take The Census: https://2020census.gov/en/partners/psa-toolkit/how-to-take.html
How Will The Census Data Be Used: https://2020census.gov/en/partners/psa-toolkit/data.html
Meet Rodney, Shaping the Future of Education: https://2020census.gov/en/what-is-2020-census/focus/story/rodney.html