Census Day

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WHAT IS THE U.S. CENSUS?

Every 10 years, the United States government conducts the Census — a national accounting of everyone living in every state. This crucial exercise not only helps to create accurate population numbers but determines the allocation of hundreds of millions of federal dollars, where new infrastructure is built, and what kind of representation each locale has in elections at every level. In short, it’s vital to ensuring a representational democracy is exactly that — representational.

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

The Census is a snapshot of your community that defines the challenges and opportunities ahead for your Y and the people you serve and engage. Every person counted — or not counted — in a community impacts ten years of federal funds, political representation, public infrastructure and private investment.

KEY DATES

  • March 12-20: households begin to receive official Census Bureau mail with instructions
  • April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. 

Learn more about the U.S. Census and why it is important at 2020census.gov