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The 2020 U.S. Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. 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 to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail. This will mark the first time that you will be able to respond to the census online.
The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, 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, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.
The results of the census 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.
It’s also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, 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.
To learn more, watch this video from the Census Bureau.
March 23, 2020 Census goes live online
April 1, 2020 Official Census Day
December 31, 2020 Apportionment counts sent to the President by December 31
March 31, 2021 Redistricting counts sent to the states by March 31
March 12-20 An invitation to respond online to the Census
March 16-24 A reminder letter
If you haven’t responded yet:
March 26-April 3 A reminder postcard
April 8-16 A reminder letter and paper questionnaire
April 20-27 A final reminder postcard before we follow up in person
If you would like to complete the Census online, but do not have access to a computer, the Lehi City Library computers are available for use.
More than 500,000 temporary and part-time jobs are available as the Census Bureau ramps up hiring to conduct the 2020 Census next year.
Hiring has begun for a variety of jobs including census takers who visit homes and office workers who check home addresses among other things. Pay ranges from $13 to $30 an hour, depending on where you live.
Visit the Census Bureau’s website to apply.