2020 Census

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

Your Response Matters

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

Data Privacy & Security

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

How & When to Respond

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

Support Your Community

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

For more information, visit www.pa.gov/census