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Learn more about the United States Census

Why is the Census important?

The US Census helps with representation, resource allocation, and statistical support for the community. It determines how many seats a state gets in the U.S. House of Representatives, and assists in redistricting at the federal, state, and local levels. Regional agencies, localities, and non-profits can design their programming and services more easily with the help of the Census.

City of Richmond estimates a $20,000 loss per each person missed or "undercounted"

What information will the Census Bureau collect?

Each resident in each household:
- Age
- Sex
- Ethnicity
- Race
- Relationship to the householder
- Home-owner or renter

How will the Census Bureau collect information?

March-July 2020: Households can respond to the Census via Internet self-response, phone, or paper survey

April-July 2020: Census enumerators will reach out to households that have not responded in the above ways.

Worried about Confidentiality? Don't Be.

The Census Bureau is required by law to keep your information confidential.

Individual responses are only used to generate population statistics. In fact, the Census Bureau cannot share individual responses for 72 years after data collection. Not even the President of the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), other state or federal welfare departments, or any court of law can have access to individual responses for any reason before the 72 period is over.

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