As 2020 marks the dawn of a new decade, the U.S. Census Bureau will be conducting a count of every person living in the United States called the census. The next census day is April 1, 2020.
Having the most accurate count, is vital to the strength of Bell County, today and for the next 10 years.
Census data impacts billions of dollars in federal funding for essential public services provided by states and local governments such as healthcare, public safety, education, and transportation. The census also determines our representation in Congress and is used in redistricting at the state and local level.
A letter from the U.S. Census will be arriving by mail between March 12-20 with an invitation to respond online or by phone with an ID number to login. Please note that some households will also still receive paper questionnaires. Follow-up reminders will begin March 24 through April 27.
We urge you to participate in the 2020 census, and to encourage your employees and colleagues to do so as well. Participating is essential to our community’s future.
Learn more about how the 2020 census will impact Bell County at bellcountycounts.org.