How Census 2020 Impacts Us

February 12, 2020 at 1:38 pm

On April 1st, the 2020 Census kicks off! Every household in the United States will be asked to answer a short series of questions that influences policy making and planning for the next decade.

The United States census is so much more than just a head count--it's a snapshot of your City which determines how federal dollars are distributed. This funding goes towards local hospitals, schools, roads, and other vital programs to your community for the next ten years. For every individual that is not counted, the City of Castle Pines loses over $2,000 per person each year for the next ten years. These results also determine how you are represented and factors the  number of seats in the House of Representatives assigned to each state, to the proper allocation of federal government resources, and to research and business decisions made every day.

Starting in mid-March, you will receive a letter asking you to go online to complete the brief census questionnaire.  It's safe, quick, and easy! The U.S. Census Bureau will never ask for things like your social security number, bank or credit card information, anything on behalf of a political party, or for any money or donations.  If your response isn't received, the U.S. Census Bureau will send up to five mailings to encourage your participation online, by mail, or by phone.

Click here for more information on Census 2020.

Everyone counts and taking part is your civic duty. Update your mailing address with the Department of Motor Vehicles and watch your mail for a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau.