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Everyone Counts! Everyone Wins! And We’re Counting on You!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:18 PM | Tracey Wilson (Administrator)

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What is the 2020 Census?

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and the five U.S. territories.

The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail. This will mark the first time that you will be able to respond to the census online.

Why it Matters?

The census count has consequences we will live with for the next decade, if not longer. This makes the stakes even higher. Michigan stands to lose an estimated $1,800 per person per year in federal support for programs that use census data. These include Medicaid, nutrition assistance, highway construction and planning, Title I and Special Education Grants, Foster Care and Child Care Grants, K-12 education, Section 8 Vouchers, and Head Start/Early Start — for which Michigan received more than $14 billion in 2015.

The Census matters to every nonprofit – all of us want our clients and communities to have as many resources as are owed to us so that we can focus on our mission. 

What is Asked on the Census?

  • How many people are living or staying at your home on April 1, 2020
  • Whether the home is owned or rented
  • About the sex of each person in your home
  • About the age of each person in your home
  • About the race of each person in your home
  • About whether a person in your home is of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin
  • About the relationship of each person in your home

See the sample 2020 Census Questionnaire at

Ways to Respond to the Census?

By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:

  • Online
  • By phone
  • By mail

More Information?

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