2020 Census Is Coming Soon

The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond online, by phone or by mail.

Why Count?

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners and many others use to provide daily services, products and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, roads and other resources based on census data.

Census results also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. Further, the Constitution mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

Counting Everyone

Participating in the census is required by law. A complete and accurate count is critical, because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation and more. Most of Laguna Woods will receive an “internet choice” mailing, which includes a paper questionnaire along with information about how to respond online or by phone. Other areas will receive an “internet first” mailing, which means those residents will receive information about how to respond online only. A paper questionnaire will follow by mid-April if internet-first residents do not respond.

Visit 2020census.gov for more information. 

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