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The federal government has altered the census schedule due to COVID-19. See the update here

The census is a population count required by the U.S. Constitution that occurs once every 10 years. Data from the 2020 census will set the foundation for important federal, state, and local changes that will impact REALTORS® for the next decade.

“If you’re marketing your town as a great place to live with plenty of reliable services and amenities, the 2020 census should matter to you.” – National Association of REALTORS®

Is your county expected to get a complete count of residents? If not, millions of federal dollars that would be going to your community are at risk!

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  • Census Trivia: How Much Do You Know?
    • Why does the 2020 census matter for redistricting?

      The 2020 census will count the population of every city and town, and states will use that data to determine how congressional and school district lines should be drawn.

    • How often is the census held?

      Once every 10 years; so data from the 2020 census will inform changes that will affect communities across the country for the next decade.

    • Why does the 2020 census matter for health care?

      Nursing homes, in-home care, hospitals, clinics; the 2020 census will help inform decisions about funding for the medical care that every community needs.

    • How much money is affected by the census each year?

      Census responses help inform how more than $675 billion in federal funds are spent in states & communities every year. This money is used to build hospitals, repair roads, develop housing and schools, and much more.

    • Will there be a citizenship question on the 2020 census?

      No, there will not.

    • The first census was held when?

      The census, as required by the Constitution, has taken place every 10 years since 1790.

    • When will everyone receive access to the 2020 census?

      Access is now available! Help get an accurate count and complete the questionnaire today!

    • Will the census ask for a credit card number?

      No. Read more here about questions the census will not ask, and protect yourself from scams.