Stand and Be Counted!
2020 United States Census
West Angeles Family – it’s time to stand and be counted!
Let’s go through everything you need to know about the 2020 United States Census:
What is the United States Census?
The United States Census is used to count all living individuals in the United States and its five territories. The Census is conducted by the United States Census Bureau and has taken place every 10 years since 1790.
Why is the United States Census important?
As defined on the 2020 United States Census website:
The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.
The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
It is also required by law to respond to the Census Bureau.
In short, the Census is critical to determining how much of the country functions on an annual basis.
What’s different about the 2020 United States Census?
The 2020 United States Census is the 24th Census conducted in U.S. history and the first Census that can be completed online, by phone or through the mail.
How do I participate in the Census?
First, gather the Census packet that was sent to you in the mail.
Once you’ve got your packet, CLICK HERE to begin the 3-5 minute questionnaire.
If you did not get a packet in the mail, still CLICK HERE. All you need to do is enter your address and continue with the questionnaire!