Please take the time to mail, call or go online to complete the US census. It makes a difference in your community and county for programs and resources.
You can easily fill out the Census questionnaire on the phone by calling 844-330-2020 during the hours of 7am to 2am EST, any day of the week. They also have toll-free phone numbers for many different languages.
Most people with a permanent residence will receive a letter in the mail that includes simple instructions on filling out their questionnaire online. That letter will come with a 12-digit Census ID number. And you will use that number to login to the online questionnaire. If you don't have a Census ID number but want to fill out the form online, you still can; there's an option when logging on that reads - 'If you do not have a Census ID, click here'.
Every ten years the US Census Bureau does a full population count of everyone living in the United States. The Census is mandated by the US Constitution and your response is required by law. Results directly effect your life in this country for the next 10 years, as the Census determines:
State and local community funding through 2030
The federal government primarily uses population counts to know where to allocate public funding -- for schools, hospitals, infrastructure, parks, disaster relief planning, public housing and many other sectors that require public funding.