The results of the census 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. In addition, the census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, corporations and many others use to provide daily services, products, new jobs/businesses 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.
Census partners are vital to ensuring a complete and accurate count. As trusted voices in your communities, you play a key role in raising awareness that the 2020 Census is easy, safe, and important. This is an opportunity to get involved and to help shape the future of your community. Become a Partner with Census 2020!
Official Website: Census 2020
- What is the Census?
- Important Dates
- Who is required to respond?
- Where does all the data the Census Bureau collects go?
- How can you help?
- Become a Partner
Checkout response rates
from your community!
Are you curious about how many people in your community are responding to the 2020 Census? Stay up to date with a map of self-response rates from across the United States. Start here.
Earn extra income
while helping your community.
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country
to assist with the 2020 Census count.
BE A CENSUS TAKER!
For additional information and/or to apply,
please visit here or call Toll Free 1.855.JOB.2020.
Interested in Volunteering?
Trainings will be held in January 2020 in regional areas around the state.
Please contact your county commission office for information.
Starting January 21, 2020, the decennial (every ten years) count of America’s population by household will begin in Alaska. The results will eventually determine each of the fifty states’ number of seats in U.S. House, the number of Electoral College votes during the presidential election and allocate its share of more than $675 billion a year in federal tax dollars. On a more local level, the census determines many decisions from how much communities receive for public services to where roads, schools, hospitals, fire stations and businesses are built. Ohio lost two congressional seats after the 2010 census due to declining population. We are on track to lose more seats after the 2020 census.
To read more or view videos about the 2020 Census, please visit the links below:
- How does the 2020 Census affect representation? PSA – YouTube – Video
- 6.04.19 – 2020 Census Could Lead To Worst Undercount Of Black, Latinx People In 30 Years | NPR
- 4.06.19 – Critics fear 2020 Census will undercount ethnic and racial minorities | Janet H. Cho | Cleveland.com
- 4.01.19 – Ohio has a big stake in getting accurate 2020 Census | Janet H. Cho | Cleveland.com
Number of U.S. residents to be counted:
More than 330 million in more than 140 million households.
Population of 1790 Census:
3.9 million (did not count everyone)
Amount of federal tax dollars at stake:
More than $675 billion per year
Number of censuses that have been conducted:
2020 will be the 24th decennial census
Number of census jobs:
More than 450,000 nationwide
Number of languages people can respond in:
Online – 12
Date census workers start counting in Alaska:
January 21, 2020
Estimated cost to conduct it:
$15.6 billion from 2012 to 2022
How long identifiable census data is kept confidential: