More than just a number.



The Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency. The Census Bureau is dedicated to providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy. Federal law protects the confidentiality of all individual responses the Census Bureau collects.


The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade we take a count—or a census—

of America’s population.

The census provides vital information for you and your community.

  • It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries. Redistricting counts are sent to the states by March 31, 2021.

  • Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including new roads, schools, and emergency services.

  • Businesses use census data to determine where to open places to shop.

  • Each year, the federal government distributes more than $675 billion to states and communities based on Census Bureau data.


2020 Census Jobs


Florida Impacts


Funding Florida received through 55 federal spending programs guided by data derived from the 2010 Census in FY2016.


Obligations to Financial Assistance Programs among the funding Florida received in FY2016.


Obligations to Federal Tax Expenditures among the funding Florida received in FY2016.


Obligations to Federal Procurement Programs among the funding Florida received in FY2016.




Community Resources

Census results affect your voice in government, how much funding your community receives, and how your community plans for the future.

Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone.

The Census Bureau uses your information for statistical purposes only, such as helping inform decisions for new hospitals, schools and roads.


U.S. Census Bureau


General Questions: 301-763-INFO (4636) or 800-923-8282 (TTY 800-877-8339)

Visit the Census website for additional contact methods