Responding to the 2020 Census is a chance to shape your future. Soon, you will be asked to count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1. The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone is counted during the census every ten years, and the United States hs done so since 1790. It’s not only your civic duty, but it’s a way to participate in our democracy and say, "I COUNT!"
Replying to the census helps communities, such as Oldsmar, get the funding they need and help businesses make data-driven decisions that grow the economy. Census data impacts our daily lives, informing important decisions about funding for services and infrastructure in your community, including health care, senior centers, jobs, political representation, roads, schools, and businesses. More than $675 billion in federal funding flows back to states and local communities each year based on census data.
For 2020, new methods will be available to be counted. Besides the mail version, residents will now be able to complete their surveys online or via telephone. It’s your choice. By law, the census serves to protect your personal information - regardless of how you respond. Learn more about the 2020 U.S. Census at www.Census.gov.