Every 10 years, the federal government is required to count all residents in the United States, citizens and noncitizens alike, through a national census. The next national census is in April 2020. The information is used to make sure everyone is equally represented in our political system and that government resources are allocated fairly. It is also used to make important decisions about community programs and services, like where to build homes and parks, establish public transit routes, build new roads and offer language access services.
What will be Asked? Basic information will be collected
about each household, such as:
• number of people living there
• home ownership
• phone number
As well as for each person:
Census 2020 WILL NOT ask about citizenship or immigration status.