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Beginning August 11th, census takers will begin visiting all households that have not responded to the 2020 Census. If you have not already completed the 2020 Census, it is not too late to complete the questionnaire and ensure local communities receive their fair share of federal funding and are properly represented at all levels of government.
More information about how to complete the 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail is available here. Information is also available online about national, state and county census response rates. Pennsylvania is ahead of the national average, but still approximately 7 percent behind the statewide response rate in 2010.
Why Get Counted?
The census takes place every 10 years, and the data acquired provides the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to states, counties and communities across the country.
Census data helps distribute funding for:
- Public Policy
How Do I Avoid Scams?
The U.S. Census Bureau is committed to making the 2020 Census quick, easy, and safe for all participants. Here are some tips to help you stay safe.
During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never:
- Send unsolicited email requesting participation in the census
- Ask for your Social Security number
- Ask for your bank account or credit card numbers
- Ask for Money or donations
If someone visits your home to collect a response for the 2020 Census, you can verify their identity by checking that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
If you suspect fraud, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.
For additional information about the 2020 Census, visit 2020census.gov.