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Posted on: November 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] US Census 2020



On our way to 2020

Partners are critical to the success of a complete and accurate count in 2020. Do you know why the 2020 Census matters? Do you know how participating can help your community? Learn more here.


What is a census and why is it important?

Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. The decennial census was first taken in 1790, as mandated by the Constitution. It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties and communities’ vital programs — impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care and public policy.

Visit for all the details and application to become a part of the census team. 

(NOTE: This is not sponsored through the  City of Colonial Heights 

and all questions/concerns regarding this opportunity must be directed to 

the US Census Bureau or by calling 1-855-JOB-2020.)

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