The U.S. Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency. We are dedicated to providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy. Federal law protects the confidentiality of all individual responses the Census Bureau collects. The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade we take a count—or a census—of America’s population.
In 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau begins! It’s an once-a-decade tradition of counting every person in the United States. A census form is sent to all households in the country, with most households receiving the form in mid-March. Information collected from the census includes: a phone number, whether the home is owned or rented; and the number of residents in each household, including their age, gender, race/ethnicity and relationship to one another.
The Census Bureau is making it easier than ever to respond by allowing you to submit your form online, by phone or by mail.