Once a decade, America comes together to participate in the decennial census, counting every person living in the United States.
The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding, and provide data that will impact Keller ISD and other governmental organizations for the next decade.
The results of this once-a-decade count determines the number of seats each stathas in the U.S. House of Represenatives and is also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. Over the next 10 years, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use the 2020 Census data to make critical decisions regarding where to allocate infrastructure and services for families, older adults, and children. It also informs how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs including Head Start and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Beginning in Mid-March, look for detailed information in the mail about how your family can respond to the 2020 Census. Once you receive your invitation, you can respond online, by phone, or by mail.
What Will I Be Asked?
You will be asked a few simple questions, like age, gender, and the number of people who live in your home, including children.
What Won't Be Asked?
The Census will never ask for Social Security numbers, bank or credit card numbers, money or donations, or anything related to political parties.
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.
When Can I Respond To The Census?
In early 2020, every household in America will receive a notice to complete the census online, by phone, or by mail. In May, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin following up in person with households that have yet to respond.