Notice

2020 Census: Everyone Counts

February 6th, 2020

April 1, 2020 is National Census Day. A complete count in Pennsylvania is critical. We want to make sure our communities' voices are heard in government, and that we get our fair share of resources and federal funding.

Currently, data collected in the last census are used to decide how $675 billion in federal public funding is spent every year. Pennsylvania's communities get $26.8 billion annually from just our 16 largest federally funded programs. That's about $2,000 per Pennsylvanian each year. These numbers may change depending on our 2020 U.S. Census count and could impact programs like Medicare, CHIP, SNAP, school breakfasts and lunches, Head Start, TANF, funding for our transportation infrastructure, housing, and more.

Join the effort to promote the 2020 Census so we can achieve a complete count for Pennsylvania. There are many ways you can become involved: support your local Complete Count Committee; mention the 2020 Census in your mailings and newsletters; add information on your bills, invoices, and receipts; hang posters and distribute flyers; and talk to your partners, employees, customers, and stakeholders. 

For more information and resources related to the 2020 U.S. Census, please visit www.pa.gov/census. Text PACOUNTS to 898211 to receive text message updates about the 2020 U.S. Census in either English or Spanish. Standard data rates may apply. 

In addition to the U.S. Census Bureau's outreach materials, download and use Pennsylvania-specific materials in your 2020 Census promotions.