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Why is it important?
The 2020 Census will help determine the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities. That money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs for our community and its residents.
It’s your Constitutional right to be counted for fair representation in Congress. An accurate count also affects your representation in local government.
Census data determines the flow of millions of dollars of funding into our community to pay for critical programs and services. An accurate count of all residents ensures we receive our fair share.
How will my information be used?
By law, the Census Bureau is required to keep your information confidential and your personal census data cannot be released to any other government or law enforcement agencies, regardless of how you respond. All data submitted online are encrypted to protect personal privacy. The Census Bureau can only use your answers to produce general statistics. Your census responses cannot be used against you in by any government agency or court in any way. Learn more about the Census Bureau's data protection and privacy program at www.census.gov/privacy.
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