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Shape Your Future.

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Shape Your Future.

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Why It Matters

Hospitals. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community. Each year, the results help determine how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities. It's also mandated by the Constitution: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.

See how the census shapes communities

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What to Expect in 2020

By April 2020, households will receive an invitation to participate in the census. You'll then have three options to respond: online, by phone, or by mail. We'll mark Census Day on April 1, 2020, with events across the country. This is a key date for the 2020 count: When completing the census, you'll note where you are living on April 1.

Don't miss these other key dates

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Get involved with a Complete Count Committee

Add your voice to the groups already working to ensure a complete and accurate count in 2020. Complete Count Committees and other partner organizations play a key role in raising awareness, answering questions, and encouraging their community members to participate.

Find a Complete Count Committee Near You


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