The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a nationwide count of our citizens every ten years. The next census takes place in 2020 and it will have a significant impact on all of us. The census determines how many representatives each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and is used to redraw district boundaries. Communities like Middletown rely on the census numbers to plan for residential needs including new roads, schools and emergency services. Business people look to the census to find the right place to open up shop. The federal government distributes more than $675 billion to states and communities based on census data.
Middletown encourages you to fill out your census form in 2020. While census collection began in January 2020 in a remote town in Alaska, you will be able to respond beginning in March. Expect an invitation in the mail to complete the census. The official Census Day is April 1.
Options for filling out the census:
- By Phone
- By Mail
It is your civic duty to participate in the 2020 Census. In fact, it is mandated in the U.S. Constitution that you participate. You can expect a census bureau representative to follow up in May with anyone who hasn’t filled out the census. This helpful toolkit is your source to learn more about Census 2020: