2020 U.S. Census
The United States Constitution requires that every 10 years a count, or census, is taken of America’s population by the U.S.Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census will count every person living in the City of Margate, the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories. Census day is April 1, 2020, and for the first time, responses will be made online, by phone as well as by mail.
VIEW a sample of the 2020 Census questionnaire.
How does Census results impact communities?
The results of the Census determine how many representatives each state gets in Congress and federal funding for states and communities, including the City of Margate. Every year, more than $675 billion goes toward hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, housing programs, emergencies and natural disasters from information collected by the census.
Results from the Census are also used to redraw district boundaries, plan for a variety of essential residential needs, and determine where to open and build new homes.
How does everyone get counted?
Margate households will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census by April 1, 2020, and residents will have three options to respond – online, phone or by mail. If you are completing the census, you should count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1, 2020.
Residents are required by law to complete the 2020 Census, and all responses to the U.S. Census Bureau are kept confidential. Answers can only be used to produce statistics – they cannot be used for law enforcement purposes or to determine personal eligibility for government benefits.