The United States Census of 2020, will be the twenty-fourth United States Census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, will be April 1, 2020. This is the first U.S. census to offer options to respond online or by phone, in addition to the option to respond on a paper form as with previous censuses. Dozens of federal programs use census data to help direct funding to state and local areas. Census results help determine how more than $675 billion in federal funding is allocated to states and communities each year for roads, schools, hospitals (health clinics), emergency services, and more
State and local officials use census counts to redraw boundaries for districts like congressional districts (redistricting), state legislative districts, and school districts. The 2020 United States redistricting cycle will take place following the completion of the 2020 United States Census. In all fifty states, various bodies will re-draw state legislative districts. States that are apportioned more than one seat in the United States House of Representatives will also draw new districts for that legislative body.
Dozens of federal programs use census data to help direct funding to state and local areas. Census results help determine how more than $675 billion in federal funding is allocated to states and communities each year for roads, schools, hospitals (health clinics), emergency services, and more
Three response options: Internet, paper, phone. Ultimately, every household will get a paper form if they don’t respond online. Households in low-Internet areas will receive a paper form from the start. Multiple languages: In addition to English, respondents can complete the census in 12 non-English languages online or by phone. In addition, language guides, language glossaries, and language identification cards will be provided in 59 non-English languages.
In-office address canvassing: In the 2010 and earlier censuses, census workers walked every street in America to verify addresses on the ground. The 2020 Census uses satellite and GPS imagery to identify those areas where housing is changing, and assigns workers to verify those addresses in person. Digital case management: Census takers will use secure smartphones to get daily assignments, navigate to interviews, communicate with supervisors and submit timesheets.
The 2020 Census will use existing government and third-party data to identify vacant households, to predict the best time of day to visit a particular household, and to count and provide characteristics for the people in the household after multiple attempts using existing high-quality data from trusted sources.
In 2020, the United States population is projected to be 333,546,000, an 8.03% increase from the 2010 Census.