What is the 2020 Census?

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.

This count is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). 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.

To learn more about how to shape your community, roads, schools and future start here!

Pledge to be counted!

2020 Census Complete Count Committee

Census Resources & Materials

Spanish PSA

Statistics in Schools- Classroom Powered by Census Data

Census Outreach Materials

For Businesses


Texans Care for Children  When we miss kids, it harms children and their communities for a decade because our state loses billions of federal dollars for programs that give kids a healthy start in life: Head Start, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly "food stamps"), Title I education funding, child care subsidies, Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), and school lunches.

Why the Census Matters - Reuters Graphics understanding The U.S. Census Bureau is finishing up a $5 billion project to move its decennial count of the American population online for the first time in history next year. The country-wide population count is an often-overlooked linchpin of America's democratic system. Its results determine how the federal government allocates almost $900 billion a year in federal spending. Even a 1% undercount can cost a state millions of dollars.By Ally J. Levine and Ashlyn Still DATED OCT 30, 2019

Toolkit for State and Local Officials

Young Adults 

Census 2020: Our Generation Counts 

Hispanic Population

NALEO Educaitonal Fund -  ¡Hágase Contar! Campaign 

To help illustrate how participation in the U.S. Census and the gathering of accurate census data is important for our democracy and the well-being of families and communities, we’ve developed a NEW ANIMATION VIDEO for the ¡Hágase Contar! Census 2020 Campaign.