Today is Census Day 2020! All Lynchburg households should have received an invitation to participate in the census. You have three options to respond: online, by mail or by phone. When completing the census, you will note where you and your household are living on April 1… today! Your count helps provide resources to our community for things like school lunches, housing assistance, public transit, road construction and more.
With the negative effect of the COVID-19 pandemic may have on the City’s revenues, it is more important than ever before that we have a complete count to ensure that Lynchburg receives the federal and state funding it needs!
Do something important today—love Lynchburg enough to complete the 2020 Census!
Complete it online at www.2020census.gov or phone at 1-844-330-2020.
What is the Census?
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.
The count 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). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail.
Why the United States Conducts This Count
The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.
The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
It's also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.