How the 2020 Census Will Affect REALTORS®

Results from this census will determine the distribution and allocation of $675 billion in federal funding to hospitals, schools, libraries and housing programs, among others. And the data will inform the federal government and the National Association of REALTORS® about housing needs, demands, and trends.

Responses from this census will help produce statistics about homeownership and renting, data which serves as one indicator of the nation’s economy. They also help in administering housing programs and informing planning decisions.

Read about questions the 2020 census asked by clicking here.

Other ways the census will have an important impact:

  • The adjustment of federal funding for local communities & state government.
  • The redrawing of local, state and congressional district boundaries.
  • The reapportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.