Census 2020

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Thank you for helping to spread the word about the importance of Census 2020.

The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It's an opportunity to shape the future of our community. Census results have an impact on planning and funding for housing, health clinics and highways, fire departments and disaster response, education programs such as Head Start and college tuition assistance, and so much more. The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

The following page has additional resources and useful tools from the U.S. Census Bureau. Information about City of Melbourne resources and activities will also be posted here.

Flyers and Fact Sheets

The following is a selection of flyers and fact sheets from the U.S. Census Bureau. To view more, visit the Census 2020 website.

Videos

More videos are available on the Census 2020 YouTube Channel

Timeline

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.

The following is a list of key dates when residents will receive invitations and reminders to respond to the Census.

  • March 12–20: Households will receive an invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census.
  • March 16–24: A reminder letter will be sent.
  • March 26–April 3: A reminder postcard will be sent to those who haven't responded.
  • April 1: Census Day
  • April 8–16: A reminder letter and paper questionnaire will be sent to those who haven't responded.
  • April 20–27: A final reminder postcard will be sent before Census Bureau representatives will follow up in person.

For more more information, see Census 2020 Important Dates.

Languages

The 2020 Census questionnaire is available online and by phone in English and 12 additional languages: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese. These 13 languages cover the language needs of over 99% of all U.S. households. To help ensure a complete count of everyone, the Census Bureau will also provide video language guides, print language guides and language glossaries in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, Braille, and Large Print.