“The Census Effect”
The U.S Census Bureau data helps the community in various ways.
- It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress.
- Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs such as new roads, schools and emergency vehicles.
- Businesses use census data to help provide more local jobs and places to shop.
What are the questions that the 2020 Census will ask me?
The Census asks questions that provides snapshots of the nations Census.
- Population count
- Any additional people living of staying
- Phone Number
- Age and Date of Birth
- Hispanic, Latino or Spanish Origin
- Whether a Person lives or stays somewhere else
How the 2020 Census will invite everyone to respond
Every household will have the options of responding online, by mail, or by phone. Nearly every household will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 census from either a postal worker or a census worker.
What to expect in the Mail
According to census.gov you should except to have received an invitation in late March of 2019, followed by a reminder letter. If you still did not respond they sent out a reminder postcard followed by a reminder letter and paper questionnaire in April of 2019. By the end of April, a final reminder postcard was sent. If you did not respond to the invitations in the mail, they will follow up in person.
How to respond online
The US Census now has new technology to make it easier to respond to the census. For the first time, you will be able to respond online at http://www.2020census.gov.
Utilize the Bucks County Census Web Portal
Find important information, dates and learn how to get involved.