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Be sure you are counted in the 2020 Census. Download the Fact Sheet to read about how your response to the census is safe, secure, and protected.


  1. 1. Everyone who lives in the United States is required to complete the census every 10 years to determine population by state.
  2. 2. An accurate population count determines how many seats each state gets in the U.S. House of Representatives, and congressional and state legislative district boundaries are redrawn based on population shifts.
  3. Census data determine how more than $675 billion in federal dollars are distributed among states for critical state, regional and local programs, from transportation to school lunch programs.
  4. Every person in a household should be counted, including babies and young children. Each person is counted once.
  5. If you live in two states, you should count yourself in the state where you live at least six months and one day.
  6. If you are a college student, you should count yourself in the state where you attend college since you reside there for at least six months and one day.
  7. The 2020 Census can be completed online, and forms will be mobile phone accessible.
  8. By law, personal information cannot be shared with immigration enforcement agencies, law enforcement agencies or to determine eligibility of government benefits. Answers can only be used to produce statistics.
  9. Census data is used by businesses, local governments, real estate developers and residents to make important decisions that affect job creation, safety and overall quality of life.
  10. The 2020 Census forms should be completed and submitted by April 1, 2020. Census officials will only knock on doors of people who have not completed their forms by then.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

For more information about the census, visit the 2020 Census website.


The process is easy, secure and, by law, confidential.

Every home should receive information to access the census form starting in mid-March 2020.

Your Community is Counting on YOU!

Bristol receives $9.5 million in federal funding each year. Without a complete count, the City could receive less in federal funding.

Download the flyer to learn why your participation in the 2020 Census is important.

Don't forget to count me in! Newborn baby 2020 Census graphic.

All babies born on or before April 1, 2020 should be counted in the 2020 Census. Complete the Census form online this year!

FACT: Children under the age of 5 had the highest undercount of any age group in the 2010 Census.


  • Count babies and children of all ages (even newborns and infants) living with you, including biological, step, and adopted children, as well as grandchildren, foster children, and children in joint custody arrangements.
  • Count newborn babies at the home where they will live and sleep most of the time, even if they are still in the hospital on April 1, 2020. Do not count babies born after April 1, 2020.
  • Count children where they live and sleep most of the time, even if their parents do not live there, they are not related to the person completing the census, or they are not related to the person who owns or rents the property.
  • If children are moving to a new home in 2020, count them where they are living on April 1, 2020.
  • If a child’s time is divided between more than one home, count them where they stay most often. If their time is evenly divided between homes, or you don’t know where they stay most often, count them where they are staying on April 1, 2020.
  • For children that don’t have a permanent place to live, count them where they are staying on April 1, 2020, even if they are only staying there temporarily.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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