Census 2020

About the Census
As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, America gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution. The data collected by the decennial census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities. The next Census in 2020 will require counting an increasingly diverse and growing population of approximately 330 million people in more than 140 million housing units. (This information is taken from the U.S. 2020 Census website.) 


March 12 - 20: 
mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census.  You should response for your home in one of three ways:  online, by phone, or by mail. 

April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide.  By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in Census 2020.  You should respond for your home in one of three ways:  online, by phone, or by mail.  When you respond, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.   Click here to see a sample of the 2020 Census questionnaire. 

April: Census takers begin visits and conducting quality check interviews to help ensure an accurate count. 

May - July: Census takers begin visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to make sure everyone is counted. 

Have Questions about the Census?
Click here to find the answers to your questions about Census 2020. 

State of Michigan Launches 2020 Census Website
The state of Michigan launched a new website to provide 2020 Census information and resources to Michigan residents.  Residents may use this website to have their questions answered, find the latest census news, and learn more about the importance of the census.  Click here to visit the website. 

2020 Census Jobs

Census is hiring 500,000 part-time and temporary workers for 2020 Census.  Click here for more information

  • Visit the U.S. Census website for more information about the 2020 Census
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2010 Census Totals

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  • The State of Michigan has additional information on the 2010 Census data.
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