Thank You for Being Counted!
On October 15, the 2020 Census finished collecting responses and data. Thanks to everyone in Cary and the surrounding area who has made sure that Cary counts! For more information on the Census, including the final tally and interesting data from the 2020 campaign, visit 2020census.gov.
How to Identify Census Workers
Census takers are no longer visiting households to collect responses to the 2020 Census. However, some Census Bureau employees are visiting households as part of a survey to measure the accuracy of the 2020 Census. Other census workers are visiting homes to conduct one of our other surveys.
If someone visits your home to collect information for a Census Bureau survey, check to make sure they have a valid ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. Census workers may also carry Census Bureau bags and other equipment with the Census Bureau logo.
The 2020 Census information will determine:
- How more than $675 billion in federal funding will be distributed
- How many seats each state gets in Congress
- Boundaries for congressional districts, state legislative districts, and school districts
- How to plan and allocate funding for schools and other public facilities, transportation projects, emergency services, and other projects and amenities
- Where businesses decide where to locate based on demographics