Everyone counts! The U.S. Census is our nation’s chance each decade to its population. We count every PERSON living in the U.S., regardless of citizenship, on April 1, 2020. LWV Philly is proud to share out the resources developed by Philly Counts 2020 to encourage participation in and understanding of the 2020 Census.
- Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. This results in funding for highways, education, welfare benefits, bridges, fire departments, health clinics, and much much more!
- The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.
- It’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.
Capturing a snapshot of America
Everyone counts! The U.S. Census is our nation’s chance each decade to its population. We count every PERSON living in the U.S., regardless of citizenship, on April 1, 2020.
Earning your state $20,000 over the next decade.
The census provides your state with a decade worth of funding for new hospitals, schools, and roads. It also shapes the number of political districts in Washington and your state capital.
Your responses are safe, secure, and will never be used against you. The census is available in 12 languages (both online and over the phone) to help anyone and everyone in the United States voice their presence. Learn what you will be asked, what you won’t be asked, and how to avoid scams.