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2020 Census Technology FAQs - frequently asked technical and security questions regarding the 2020 census (CensusCounts.org)

2020 Census Operational Timeline (U.S. Census Bureau)

Complete Count Committees (U.S. Census Bureau)

Census Regional Offices – to contact the Census Bureau staff in your community (U.S. Census Bureau)

Federal Laws That Protect Census Confidentiality (Brennan Center for Justice, February 2019)

Counting Everyone in the Digital Age: The Implications of Technology Use in the 2020 Decennial Census for the Count of Disadvantaged Groups (Leadership Conference Education Fund and Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, Fall 2017)

2020 Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Apply through the website census.gov.

Avoiding Fraud and Scams

Here are some tips from the U.S. Census Bureau to help you feel safe. 

Population Estimates, July 1, 2018

Check out the census.gov dashboard. It includes a bar graph, interactive map, and table. US and World Population clock in real time from census.gov.

Why the Census is Important

  • Representation: The decennial count of all U.S. residents is required by the U.S. Constitution to determine representation in Congress and the Electoral College (known as reapportionment). This data is also the basis for drawing districts for federal, state, and local offices (known as redistricting).
  • Funding: The Census is key to the allocation of billions of dollars in federal funding to states and localities.
  • Information: Data resulting from the Census is widely used by researchers, governments, businesses, and other organizations. 

By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. For more information, visit census.gov.

2020 Census Questionnaire

 

Shape Your Future:
United States Census 2020

View a presentation from the Connecticut State Library for Detailed information on the 2020 Census.