CENSUS 2020

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CENSUS 2020 is coming! This is your chance to Make Upper Darby Count!

Filling out the U.S. Census is easy, important, and confidential.

The U.S. Census is mandated by the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The goal of the Census is to count every person living in the United States and the five U.S. territories. The data collected by the decennial census determines how the federal government will allocate more than $675 billion in federal funds each year to local communities.

The 2020 Census has only 9 questions:

  • How many people live in your home?
  • Is someone else living in your home?
  • Is this a house or apartment?
  • What is your phone number?
  • What is your name?
  • What is your sex?
  • What is your age?
  • Are you Hispanic/Latino?
  • What is your race?

The Census Bureau is bound by Title 13 of the U.S. Code to keep your information confidential.

Under Title 13, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home, or your business, even to law enforcement agencies. The law ensures that your private data is protected and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.

The answers you provide are used only to produce statistics. You are kept anonymous: The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or anyone else in your home.

From the beginning of the data collection process, the Census Bureau follows industry best practices and federal requirements to protect your data. Strict policies and statistical safeguards help protect the confidentiality of your information.