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UNITED STATES CENSUS 2020: TO BE CONDUCTED ONLINE!

 The Census 2020 is the first census count is the first to be held entirely online! Each household will receive a card in the mail that contains a password for all census forms, and everyone is encouraged to submit their information through the census website. This allows each household to submit their essential census information with just a few clicks. This website is secure, and only authorized personnel can access information. Data obtained through the Census 2020 count won’t be released to the public for 72 years.   

Ways the Decennial Census Affects You

 

  1. Budget planning for all levels of government
  2. Drawing school district boundaries and even school lunches 
  3. Planning for hospital, nursing homes and other health services 
  4. Directing funds to services for people living in poverty
  5. Developing assistance programs for low-income families 
  6. Designing facilities for the elderly and people with disabilities 
  7. Attracting new business 
  8. Investment planning
  9. Planning future housing needs 
  10. Reapportioning seats in the U.S. House of Representatives 

General Timeline for 2020 Census

 

  • Now – January 2019: Census job applications open
  • January 2019: Ohio regional offices begin opening 
  • June 2019: Ohio Completed Count Committees are set in place
  • July 2019: Census advertising begins 
  • August 2019: In-field address canvassing begins for mailing lists 
  • February 2020: Census login cards are mailed to all households 
  • March 2020: Internet response begins • April 1, 2020: Official Census Day 
  • April 2020: Follow-up begins for households that did not complete the Census online

How the 2020 Census Will Invite Everyone To Respond

 

  • Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone.  
  • Nearly every house hold will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census from either    a postal worker or a census worker. 
  • 95% of households will receive their census invitation in the mail. 
  • Almost 5% of households will receive their census invitation when a census taker drops it off. In these areas, the majority of households may not receive mail at their home’s physical location (like households that use PO boxes or areas recently affected by natural disasters).
  • Less than 1% of households will be counted in person by a census taker, instead of being invited to respond on their own. We do this in very remote areas like parts of northern Maine, remote Alaska, and in selected American Indian areas that ask to be counted in person. 
  • There are special procedures to count people who don’t live in households, such as students living in university housing or people experiencing homelessness. 


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