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Information on the 2020 Census.

Census 2020!

The Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2. The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.

The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.

Census results also help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.

How are College Students Counted?

When responding to the 2020 Census, college students should be counted where they live and sleep most of the time as of April 1, 2020.

For most students, that means in their college town, not back home with their parents.  

See more information about college students and the Census here.

What is the Census?

Who Takes the Census?

A complete and accurate count in 2020 is so important that the U.S. Census Bureau is hiring an estimated 500,000 temporary employees to ensure everyone is counted.

College students looking to get involved in 2020 can also apply online for part-time census jobs, which range in pay from $13 to $30 an hour. 


Text and video from:

United States Census 2020.

Image from: 

American Mathematical Society Blogs.