Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will be delivered by U.S. Mail between March 12-20.
Once you receive that invitation, you can respond online, by phone, or by mail.
- Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.
- The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.
- It's mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.