Every decade, the U.S. Census aims to count every person living in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories. This data is used to determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funds to state and local governments.
In Georgia, for every person counted, from infants to older adults, the state receives more than $2,300 from the federal government. This amount adds up to almost $24 billion annually toward programs that benefit all Georgians.
Every. One. Counts. is the statewide campaign to ensure there is a complete count of everyone living in Georgia.
In mid-March, your household should receive official mail from the Census Bureau with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census. By April 1, 2020, you will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:
- By phone
- By mail
The 2020 Census will be the first year you can fill out your census form online. The census website is safe, secure and confidential. The form can be filled out on mobile devices or desktop computers. Public libraries in Georgia offer free Wi-Fi and free computer access in every county in Georgia. Click here to find the public library near you.
For more information about the U.S. Census, click here.
For more information about Georgia’s Every. One. Counts. campaign, click here.