Download a copy of these bullet points from census.georgia.gov (PDF)
When is it?
Census Day is April 1st , 2020.
- Everyone who is born on or before is to be counted, no matter their age, race, income, etc. Everyone born or alive on April 1 st , 2020 or before is to be counted.
What is it?
The census allows the Census Bureau produces subnational estimates for use in the allocation of funds to state, county and local governments:
- Government Funding (SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, FMAP, Pell Grant, School Breakfast/Lunch Programs, TANF, Head Start, Special Education, Highway Planning, and much more).
- Seats in the U.S. Congress are allocated by population and can be gained or lost.
- The Census is used to draw representative voting precincts. (includes Georgia legislative
districts, county commission, city council districts, school board, etc.). Data is also used for investment, housing, safety, and learning about individual communities.
How Do I Complete the Census?
- The 2020 Census can be completed online through a safe and secure website.
- If you do not self-respond to the survey, a Census enumerator will stop by your home.
- If you do not have internet access, the survey can be completed over the phone or by paper.
Is the Census Secure?
- Your answers are not public, and will not be public, until 2092 (72 years) by law. No government agency has access to any of your identifiable information.
- The Census is using a new web-based, paperless form to easily and quickly receive everyone’s information. This site was developed with the help of security experts to ensure the safety of everyone’s information.