The Census has been a cornerstone of our democracy since the first national count in 1790.
It is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency.
The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
By April 1, 2020, each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail.
This year will mark the first time that you will be able to respond to the census online.
Is the census secure? Yes, VERY secure!
Federal law protects your individual census responses, which can only be used to produce statistics. In fact, by law, the
U.S. Census Bureau cannot share your information with immigration agencies, law enforcement agencies or allow it to be used to determine your eligibility for government benefits.
Don’t let concerns about security keep you from participating in a complete count in 2020. Learn more at www.KansasCounts.org.