The 2020 Census Has Ended, Thank You For Responding!
Why Get Counted?
The census takes place every 10 years, and the data acquired provides the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to states, counties and communities across the country.
Based on Census data, 40,227 Cumberland County residents are estimated not to respond to the census. That adds up to a potential loss of more than $84.1 million in funding for the county, each year, for the next 10 years.
March 12 - October 15 - Self-response phase online, by phone, or mail.
July 30 - October 15 - Census takers visit and call homes who have not responded.
How Do I Avoid Scams?
The U.S. Census Bureau is committed to making the 2020 Census quick, easy, and safe for all participants. Here are some tips to help you stay safe.
During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never:
Ask for your Social Security number
Ask for your bank account or credit card numbers
Ask for money or donations
Ask for anything on behalf of a political party
If someone visits your home to collect a response for the 2020 Census, you can verify their identity by checking that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
If you suspect fraud, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.