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The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories—once, only once, and in the right place. This census is conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency.
The results of the census determine your congressional representation as well as federal funding for states and communities. Every year, more than $675 billion goes toward hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and more.
It's also mandated by the Constitution: The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.
Yes. Not only is the information protected by Federal Law, but the Census Bureau is charged to keep your information confidential. Census information is only used to create factual statistics and can not be used against you. Online responses are protected with the highest form of internet protection.