What is the census?

The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It happens every 10 years. In early 2020, you will be asked to count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1. Responding to the 2020 Census is a chance to shape your future.

Census 101: What you need to know

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1. What is the census?
2. When can I respond to the census?
3. How do I complete the census?
4. Why is a complete and accurate census count important?
5. What languages will be offered?
6. I have a non-traditional living situation. Where should I be counted?
7. What if I don't complete the census?
8. Will my personal information be safe?
9. What's in it for me?
10. What questions will be asked on the census?
11. Why are these questions asked on the census?
12. What won’t be asked?
13. What jobs are available with the United States Census Bureau?
14. I'd like to volunteer to help to ensure a complete count for Milton. Who do I contact?