The U.S. Constitution requires that every 10 years a count or census is conducted to determine the number of people living in the United States. Responses are safe, secure, confidential and projected by the federal law. We need your help to achieve a complete count in Deerfield Beach for Census 2020.
How to Respond to the Census
It’s easy, safe and it's confidential to respond to the census. It will only take a few minutes to complete the census survey – which will be available online for the first time.
- Online: Each household will receive a postcard with a personal code to complete the census online via computer or smartphone.
- By phone: If you prefer, you will be able to call to complete the census by phone in 13 languages.
- By mail: Call to request a hard copy form to complete and return by Census day.
By law, the information cannot be shared with law enforcement, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or the Internal Revenue Service. Title 13 is clear that the data collected can only be used for statistical purposes and your privacy is protected.
Why Respond to the Census?
There are a number of reasons why it’s important! $675 Billion dollars are distributed annually based on census data. Businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies rely on the census data to help fund a variety of programs and services that you, your family, or someone that you know could benefit from. These programs include public housing assistance, healthcare programs, early learning schools, financial aid, hospital’s emergency services, roads & highways, etc. Additionally, the population determines the number of seats in Congress and redraws district boundaries. Florida gained two congressional seats as a result of the 2010 Census – undercounting results in underrepresentation!
Census is Hiring!
Do you, or someone that you know, want to work for the 2020 Census? You can apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs.
Everything You Need to Know
Find valuable information to keep you informed about Census 2020 and what it means to you, your city and your country.
- Census 101: What You Need To Know
- Is My 2020 Census Data Safe?
- The 2020 Census and Confidentiality
- Why We Ask?
- Frequently Asked Questions