This year, everyone in the country will be asked to take part in the U.S. Census. Held every 10 years, the census provides critical data used by local, state and federal agencies. Every year, billions of dollars in funding for schools, hospitals, fire departments, roads and other resources are allocated based on census data. To make sure everyone in the community counts, it's important to take part in the census and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.
Did you know? Participating in the census is required by law – the count is mandated by the U.S. Constitution.
How do I participate?
By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 census. You have three options for responding:
- By phone
- By mail
Your participation in Census 2020 is critical. Here are just a few reasons why:
- Adams County is one of the fastest-growing economies in the country.
- A more accurate count of Adams County will impact federal funding for our community's schools, roads, fire departments and hospitals.
- Census results determine how many Congressional seats each state gets.
- It's mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2.
- Mid-March: Important information about the Census 2020 will be mailed to your home.
- April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide.
- May-July: Census takers will visit homes of those who have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.
- December: The Census Bureau will deliver counts to the President and Congress, as required by law.
If you have questions about Census 2020, speak with an Anythink staff member or visit 2020census.gov.