Some information regarding the 2020 United States Census taken from https://2020census.gov
What is the census? The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It happens every 10 years. In early 2020, you will be asked to count everyone that lives in your home as of April 1. Responding to the 2020 Census is a chance to shape your future.
How does the 2020 Census affect children? The 2020 Census count impacts the federal funds that communities receive each year for programs and services that are critical for schools, students, and younger children, such as:
- Special education, Head Start, after-school programs, and classroom technology.
- Food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.
- Maternal and child health programs.
Is my information safe? Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics. They cannot be used against you by any government agency or court in any way - not by the FBI, not by the CIA, not by the DHS, and not by ICE.
What will I be asked? You will be asked a few simple questions like age, sex, and the number of people who live in your home, including children.