2020 Census

2020 Census
Make Letcher County Count!

Complete Your Census By Phone By Calling: 844-330-2020

Complete Your Census Online at: my2020census.gov


The U.S. Constitution mandates that a census of the population be conducted once every 10 years.  

This decennial census has been conducted in the United States every 10 years since 1790.  Census data is used to determine how many representatives each state gets in Congress, how many districts each state has, and how much federal funding states and counties receive, on top of other things. 

Why It's Important

  • The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790. Completing the census is mandatory: it’s a way to participate in our democracy and say “I COUNT!" Learn more.
  • The census counts every person living in the United States once, only once, and in the right place.
  • Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets.
  • After each decade’s census, state officials redraw the boundaries of the congressional and state legislative districts in their states to account for population shifts.
  • The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants, and support to states, counties, and communities are based on census data. That money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs.
  • Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices, and stores, which create jobs. 
  • Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. 
  • Real estate developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods. 
  • Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life, and consumer advocacy.

What about confidentiality?

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 in any way. By law, all responses to U.S. Census Bureau household and business surveys are kept completely confidential. Learn more. 

 

Complete Your Census By Phone By Calling: 844-330-2020

Complete Your Census Online at: my2020census.gov