2020 Census Franklin Counts


What Is The 2020 Census?

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories, only once, and in the right place. The 2020 Census is easy, confidential, and important.


Sample 2020 Census Questionnaire

Cuestionario del Censo del 2020


Why Is The Census Important?

Once a decade, America comes together to participate in the decennial census. This census provides the basis to:

  • Reapportion Congressional seats 

  • Redraw state legislative districts 

  • Determine the amount of funding vital to state, county, & community programs 

  • Assist local governments in planning for public safety and emergency preparedness

  • Help businesses decide where to locate new offices, stores, and factories, which create jobs 

When Is The Census?

Census Day is April 1, 2020. In March 2020, invitations will be sent to homes encouraging them to participate in the 2020 Census. Households have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone. Learn more about how the 2020 Census will invite everyone to respond.    


who is required to respond, if you live in the united states you are required by law to respond to complete the 2020 census


The 2020 Census determines how hundreds of billions of dollars are distributed for schools, ambulances, housing, infrastructure (roads and highways), and congressional representation.

The Census provides information that will impact our communities for the next decade.

How the Census Impacts the Community 
Full report on Uses of Census Bureau Data in Federal Funds Distribution


During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask you for:

  • Your Social Security number
  • Money or donations
  • Anything on behalf of a political party
  • Your bank or credit card account numbers

If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau contacts you via email or phone and asks you for one of these things, it's a scam, and you should not cooperate. For more information, see Avoiding Fraud and Scams.

Your personal information is kept confidential. The Census Bureau is bound by federal law to protect your information, and your data is used only for statistical purposes.

Your repsonses are compiled with information from other homes to produce statistics, which never identify your home or any person in your home. Learn more about how your information is protected.

Census Confidentiality Factsheet    El Censo del 2020 y la Confidencialidad


Basic Info                              Informacion Basica

Census Taker Job Info             Sea Censista Job Info

Respond to 2020 Census - bilingual factsheet




  • January 21: The U.S. Census Bureau starts counting the population in remote Alaska. The count officially begins in the rural Alaskan village of Toksook Bay.
  • March 10 - Franklin County Commissioners will issue a Census Day proclamation.
  • March 12-20: Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.  
  • March 30 - April 1: The Census Bureau will count people who are experiencing homelessness over these three days. As part of this process, the Census Bureau counts people in shelters, at soup kitchens and mobile food vans, on the streets, and at non-sheltered, outdoor locations such as tent encampments.
  • April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.
  • April: Census takers will begin visiting college students who live on campus, people living in senior centers, and others who live among large groups of people. Census takers also begin conducting quality check interviews to help ensure an accurate count.
  • May - July: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.
  • December: The Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.


  • March 31: By this date, the Census Bureau will send redistricting counts to states. This information is used to redraw legislative districts based on population changes.


Let's Have Everyone In Franklin County Counted In 2020!