U.S. Census 2020 - Your Response Matters
MILFORD, PA – The 2020 U.S. Census is an opportunity to shape the future of your community. Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.
The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790. The 2020 Census will count every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.
The count is mandated by the Constitution and is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency.
“The census is a cornerstone of America’s democracy,” says Pike County Commissioner Matthew Osterberg. “It helps to ensure that our government represents the people. Your response will help to guide future planning at a local level.”
By Census Day—April 1, 2020—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. You can even respond on your mobile device.
Participating in the census is required by law, even if you recently responded to another survey from the Census Bureau. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community.