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YOU COUNT! 

Your participation is with $18,250 in Maryland!
Our community loses thousands of dollars in federal funding over a
10-year period for each person who does not fill out their Census survey.
COMPLETE YOUR CENSUS SURVEY. It's important, safe, and easy!

What is the census?

By law, every 10 years the U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. Your participation determines congressional representation and how billions in federal funds are distributed. A complete and accurate count is critical, especially of those populations that have been historically undercounted, including families with young children, older adults, immigrants, and others.

How to respond

By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:

  • Online.
  • By phone.
  • By mail.

The 2020 Census marks the first time you'll have the option to respond online. You can even respond on your mobile device.

Important Dates

 March 2020 - Residents receive an invitation to respond online. Some households will receive paper invitations.

April 2020 - Census Day: When completing your census, count everyone who lives in your house on Census Day.

May 2020 - The U.S. Census Bureau will begin following up with households that have not responded.

Greenbelt QuickFacts

Prince George's County QuickFacts

Census jobs

The census is now hiring. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.