Census 2020

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iCount 2020 Census

 

Census 2020

Every ten years, America comes together to participate in the census or count of everyone living in the country. It includes people of all ages, races, citizens and non-citizens, providing the basis for distributing billions of dollars in federal funding. Taking part in the census is your right and civic duty.

                                                                                                                                                                              

Why it matters

The U.S. Census affects every city and resident across the country, including right here in Buckeye. An accurate count of the city’s population is vital because the information is used for many things, including:

  • Distributing more than 700 billion in federal funding. Arizona share is $13.5 billion
  • Ensuring public safety and planning new schools and hospitals
  • Improving old neighborhoods and developing new homes
  • Decisions on where to build new offices and stores, creating more jobs
  • Adding new representation in Congress

                                                                                                                                                                                 

How to participate

Every household must complete a census survey by April 1, 2020 and this time it’s easier than ever.

  • Online – For the first time you will be able to fill out the census online. You will receive a postcard in the mail with a personal code and directions
  • Mail - Paper surveys can also be made available
  • Phone – Information can also be entered by dialing in

                                                                                                                                                                                 

Private and confidential

By law, The U.S. Census Bureau cannot share the information collected with others. This includes Immigration and Naturalization Services, The Internal Revenue Service, military, police, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                 

What to watch for

February 2020 – Group counts begin (shelters, dorms, nursing homes, etc.)

March 23, 2020 – Letters mailed. Residents invited to respond

April 1, 2020 – Census Day

May 2020 – Non-response follow-up

December 31, 2020 – Count delivered to President

                                                                                                                                                                               

Census jobs

Now hiring all experience levels

                                                                                                                                                                                

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Census Partners

Maricopa Association of Governments

United States Census Bureau