2020 Census

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Hello, Neighbor!

On April 1, 2020 the U.S. Census Bureau will be counting all residents living in the United States. In Pennsylvania, we’re committed to working together to make sure all our neighbors are included in the census.

We encourage all Pennsylvanians to learn more about the 2020 Census, your role as a resident, and explore ideas and downloadable materials you can use to help spread the word about the upcoming census.

Text PACOUNTS to 898211 on your mobile phone to receive text message updates about the 2020 Census in either English or Spanish. Standard data rates may apply.

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Your Response Matters

You may wonder why the Census matters. It’s simple. It’s the law. It’s about a having our voices represented in Congress. And it’s about receiving our fair share of federal spending. Your participation has benefits for your community and all Pennsylvanians.

Everyone Counts
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Data Privacy & Security

Protecting resident’s privacy and keeping data secure are important to the federal government and to Pennsylvania. Census answers can’t be used against an individual, and data security is managed by security experts operating at the highest levels.

You’re Protected
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How & When to Respond

Being counted in the census in 2020 will be easier than ever before. For the first time in history, Pennsylvanians will be able to respond online. Residents will also be able to answer the census by mail or by phone.

Prepare for April 1, 2020
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Support Your Community

Making sure all our neighbors are counted in the 2020 Census is a big task. There are many ways to get involved. Answering your own census, sharing facts about the census, and asking others to participate is vital.

Get Involved