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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Census 2020 Info

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It’s crunch time, Apache Junction. The 2020 U.S. Census is critical in determining resources for every community, county and state. That is no different in Apache Junction.

And you still have time to respond on your own, online, by phone or by mail, by going to 2020census.gov. Soon, census takers will be knocking on doors of folks who have not respond to make sure everyone is counted.

Here is the latest from the Census Bureau regarding operations of the census going into the final six weeks of national count.

https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/press-releases/adapts-2020-operations.html

icount2020_May28Remember, Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and informs legislative district boundaries. They also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in public funds are allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers to communities for public services and infrastructure like hospitals, emergency services, schools and bridges over the next 10 years.

The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe and important, and is key to shaping the future of communities.

Responding to the 2020 Census is easy using a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet or by phone, in English or 12 other languages. There are also 59 non-English language guides and videos (plus American Sign Language) available at 2020census.gov ensuring more than 99% of U.S. households can respond online in their preferred language. It has never been easier to respond on your own — without having to meet a census taker – which is important with the current health and safety guidance being provided by national, state and local health authorities.

When you respond:

  • Respond for where you lived as of April 1, 2020.
  • Include everyone who usually lives and sleeps in your home, even if they are staying somewhere else temporarily. This includes relatives, friends, roommates and anyone else who lives in your home most of the time — even children under age five and babies born on or before April 1.
  • Count college students where they live while attending school. If they live on campus in university/college housing such as dormitories or fraternity/sorority houses, they will be counted by school officials and do not need to respond. However, if they live off-campus in private housing or apartments, they should respond to the census on their own using their off-campus address even if they are currently staying elsewhere.
  • Find additional answers about “Who to Count” at 2020census.gov.

Some households may have received a paper questionnaire along with their first invitation. Households that have not responded online or by phone will receive a paper questionnaire. For more information, visit 2020census.gov.

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