Census: Make Sure You Are Counted!

2020 Census
Your Community’s Future Depends Upon You Being Counted!

Did you received a census invitation in the mail?  In 2020 the census is inviting residents to respond on line (with a code), by phone or with a paper questionnaire you may have received in March.  If you did not receive an invite or missed it in the mail, don’t worry.  You can still easily fill out your census and it takes only 5-10 minutes!

If you have your 12 digit Census ID you received in the mail you can simply click HERE to be directed to www.my2020census.gov   login page.  If you do not have a code, simply click HERE and follow instructions to fill out your form.  Additional information can be found at www.2020Census.gov

If you have not responded yet to your initial request or your reminder letter, you will receive a paper questionnaire soon.  If there is no response to that, Census takers will follow up with households that don’t respond to collect responses in person.

What is the impact of a person NOT being counted?  State and Federal program dollars are allocated to communities based upon population.   If you are not counted your community WILL lose out on financial support. A  George Washington University study verified that an Iowa town or county will not receive $28,884 in Federal support, per person, over a 10-year period.  Additionally, communities will lose approximately $1,230 per person in Iowa Road Use Funds over a 10-year for each person not counted.   It’s is VERY important for the economic wellbeing of our communities that EVERYONE be counted.

Census Information for Your Review:                                   

Census Frequently Asked Questions
Sample Census Questionnaire
Census invitation letter
Census Postcard Reminder