4.1 Conduct a Complete and Accurate Decennial Census
Why is the 2020 Decennial Census important?
The Census Bureau serves as our Nation's leading provider of quality data about its people and economy. Every ten years, the Census Bureau conducts a population and housing count throughout the United States. The results of the decennial census determine the number of seats for each state in the U.S. House of Representatives and are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts and to distribute more than $675 billion in federal funds each year. Information obtained from the census and other surveys is openly available at census.gov/data website. Your response matters!
Strategic Objective 4.1 Progress Update
- Eliminate the need to physically canvass every census block.
- Enable people to respond via multiple modes (internet, paper, and telephone).
- Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the 2020 Census by utilizing federal and state information, and information from third parties.
- Reduce staffing, infrastructure, and brick and mortar footprint for the 2020 Census.