The Questions on the
Number of People at address
on April 1, 2020
Any additional people
living or staying there at that address - count people once, only once, and in the right place according to where they live on Census Day.
own or rent
at your address - helps with statistics about homeownership and renters. Homeownership rates serve as an indicator of the nation's economy and help in administering housing programs and informing local economic planning decisions.
for this address - only used for official Census Bureau business
- to ensure everyone in the household is counted. This also helps us to keep ancestry records.
- used to create statistics about males and females. Census data about sex is used in planning and funding government programs equitably.
Date of Birth
- gathered to understand the size and characteristics of different age groups and to present other data by age. Local, state, tribal, and federal agencies use age data to plan and fund government programs that provide assistance or services for specific age groups, such as children, working-age adults, women of childbearing age, or the the older population.
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin
- used to create statistics about this ethnic group; used to monitor compliance with anti-discrimination provisions, such as the Voting Rights Acts and the Civil Rights Act.
- creates statistics by race groups and used to monitor compliance with anti-discrimination provisions, such as the Voting Rights Acts and the Civil Rights Act.
Whether a Person Lives or Stays somewhere else
- goal is to count people once, and only once; asked to ensure individuals are not included at multiple addresses.
- how each person in a household is related to one central person; used to create estimates about families, households, and other groups. Relationship data is used in planning and funding government programs that provide funds or services for families, people living or raising children along, grandparents living with grandchildren, or other households that qualify for additional assistance.
The distribution of more than
in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are
on census data. That money is spent on schools, libraries, hospitals, roads, public works, non-profits, government programs and other vital programs
in your community.