Census 2020 Awareness

One year from today, the U.S. government will conduct the inaugural online census. For the first time, people will be able to respond online, by phone, as well as by mail. This is a hugely important event for our country.

The Constitution requires a census every 10 years to count all people living in the United States. Results are used to allocate seats and draw district lines for the U.S. House of Representatives, state legislatures, and local boards. In addition, census data influence more than $675 billion each year in federal funding for services like schools, housing, nutrition programs and hospitals.

An accurate count is critically important to ensure that all voices in our communities are heard and supported.

Learn more with this fact sheet from the U.S. Census Bureau.

See why the Census matters in Minnesota communities

And read about ways that Faith in Public Life, a grantee of the George Family Foundation, is working to lift up all voices and make sure everyone is counted.