Today is Census Day!
Now more than ever, it’s important to respond to the #2020Census and help shape the future of your community.
Respond online at 2020CENSUS.GOV
According to the U.S. Census Bureau: The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.
Think of your morning commute: Census results influence highway planning and construction, as well as grants for buses, subways, and other public transit systems.
Census results affect planning and funding for infrastructure—including programs for highway planning and construction, Section 8 housing, federal transit, community development, and rural water and waste disposal systems.
Encourage Others to Respond Today
Make sure your employees, customers, partners, friends, family and social networks know about the importance of responding to the census. Responding now will minimize the need to send census takers out into communities to follow up.
- Download these pledge and challenge images, or create a custom image of your own, and share it with your network and followers.
- Post and share Census Bureau PSA videos.
- Post a 2020 Census web badge on your website directing to 2020census.gov for response.
- Share this half-page handout with your email lists.
As of today, more than 36 percent of households across the country have already responded to the 2020 Census, but there is more work to do. Check out the Census Bureau’s Response Rates Map to see how your community is doing.
2020 Census Response Rate by Census Tract
Map is updated each weekday with the latest Census self-response data