The US Constitution mandates a national Census every ten years in an effort to count every person living in the US once – and only once – and in the right place.
Data from the decennial census are crucial in determining resources to be distributed to each community. More specifically, these data are used to:
- Reapportion seats in the House of Representives
- Redraw congressional and state legislative districts.
- Determine how $675 billion in federal money are funneled to state, county, and community programs.
- Decide where businesses should build new locations.
- Decide where new homes should be built or which old neighborhoods should be revitalized.
- Support various community initiatives within communities.
- Ensure adequate public safety and emergency preparedness.
By April 1st, 2020, every home should receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding: online, by phone, or by mail. In some circumstances, or if you have not completed the Census by May, you may also have a Census worker come to your home to complete the questions with you.
Click here to view more information on the Census as compiled by the City.
Click here to view the 2020 Census homepage.
For more information, visit the Census Bureaus website at 2020census.gov or contact the Census Bureau to speak to a local representative at 301-763-INFO (4636) or 800-923-8282. You can also contact Art Holbrooks, Clemson’s City Planner, at 864-653-2050 or firstname.lastname@example.org