The United States 2020 CENSUS:
Between March 12 and March 20, an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census will start arriving in households across the country. The U.S. Congress has approved that military will be counted at the station they are currently assigned or deployed from. Military households are responsible for submitting their own 2020 Census form online, by phone or by mail. Deployed Soldiers and those living in the barracks will be counted separately. All housing area residents on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will receive a census invitation. This invitation will include instructions on how to respond to the 2020 Census online or by phone using the provided Census ID. For more information on the 2020 Census go to: 2020census.gov For information on how military and families will be counted go to: https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2020/02/counting-all-military-service-members-and-their-families-in-2020.html
What Is the 2020 Census?
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail.
When can I respond to the 2020 Census?
Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will be delivered between March 12-20. Once you receive that invitation, you can respond online, by phone, or by mail.
Why We Conduct This Count
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's also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.
Participating in the census is required by law, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community, because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.