Census 2020 Informaton
Now more than ever, we should all respond to the Census online, by phone, or by mail. Responses are
kept confidential, and it’s easy to respond in 12 non-English languages. The Census count directs federal funding for the next ten years to our community.
Every 10 years, the United States counts everyone living in the country. The 2020 Census is vital in that it will influence community funding and congressional representation for the next decade. This is especially important for college students, because information collected in the census will inform the allocation of money for things like federal Pell grants; adult education grants; agriculture, science and engineering education; student wellness programs; the Medical Assistance Program; and community mental health services. Responding is important, and it is safe. Personal information is kept confidential by law, and responses can only be used to produce statistics. You are kept anonymous: The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or anyone else in your home.
Not sure where you should be counted? The U.S. Census Bureau has the answer.