Census 2020

Take the 2020 Census

Getting a complete and accurate count in 2020 requires everyone’s help.  Being counted in this year’s census is a fight for our future — a fight for fair representation in Congress and for programs that the most vulnerable members of our communities need to survive.

Why is the census important?

Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.

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.

The census is also used to determine how and where $800 billion in federal taxpayer dollars will be spent.

When is the census?

On March 12th to April 1st, every Nevadan will receive an invitation from the U.S. Census Bureau to participate in the 2020 Census.

If you have not responded by April 30th to the 2020 Census, a U.S. Census Bureau Census Taker may come to your door.

How can I be counted?

Online, by phone or by mail — this is the first census to go digital.

Is my data safe?

YES! The Census Bureau is prohibited from sharing data identifying individuals any person or organization including law enforcement for 72 years. Sworn staff are subject to a $250,000 fine and/or up to five years in prison for wrongful disclosure of information.

For more information about the census, visit census.nv.gov