On April 1, 2020 the U.S. Census Bureau began counting all residents living in the United States. In Pennsylvania, we’re committed to working together to make sure all our neighbors are included in the census.
Our communities and families benefit when you participate in the U.S. Census. Our population count determines the federal support Pennsylvanians receive for the next ten years for education, healthcare, housing, food assistance, roads, and more. When your invite arrives, you can respond online, by mail, or by phone.
How to Make Sure
• Complete the Census
• Encourage friends, family and neighbors to respond
• Post about the importance of counting everyone on social media
• Write an op-ed or blog post
• Host or attend community meetings to discuss the Census
You may wonder why the Census matters. It’s simple. It’s the law. It’s about a having our voices represented in Congress. And it’s about receiving our fair share of federal spending. Your participation has benefits for your community and all Pennsylvanians.
→ Everyone Counts
Protecting resident’s privacy and keeping data secure are important to the federal government and to Pennsylvania. Census answers can’t be used against an individual, and data security is managed by security experts operating at the highest levels.
→ You’re Protected
Being counted in the census in 2020 will be easier than ever before. For the first time in history, Pennsylvanians will be able to respond online. Residents will also be able to answer the census by mail or by phone.
→ Prepare for April 1, 2020
Making sure all our neighbors are counted in the 2020 Census is a big task. There are many ways to get involved. Answering your own census, sharing facts about the census, and asking others to participate is vital.
→ Get Involved