image of a bunch of stick figures and a patriotic count for the censusYour response to the 2020 Census helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.

It only takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be done from home, online, by phone, or by mail. Use the unique ID from the mailing to complete the census form at or just use your street address. Completion is safe, secure, and confidential and is available in multiple languages.

The goal of the census is to count every person living in the United States, once, only once and in the right place. The U.S. Constitution mandates that this population and housing count occur every 10 years. Census data guide how more than $675 billion of federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year.