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U.S. Census in Georgia

Every 10 years, the federal census is conducted to count every resident in the United States. Preparations are under way in Georgia to conduct the next census in 2020.

Complete Count Committees are forming across the state to spread the word about the importance of the 2020 Census. Their primary goals are to motivate every resident in their community to complete the 2020 Census questionnaire, and to inform citizens that their information is federally protected by the U.S. Census Bureau and cannot be used against them.

Through coordinated efforts, these committees will work to ensure that every Georgian is counted in the 2020 Census, so that our state's population is proportionately represented in Congress and receives its fair share of federal assistance.

 

FAQs: 

Why is there a census?

A census is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution to take place every 10 years. An accurate count of the nation's population is vital to ensuring accurate representation in the U.S. House of Representatives and an appropriate apportionment of federal resources.

How far along is planning for the 2020 Census?

See the steps to a complete census and find out how far along Georgia is in the process by visiting the U.S. Census in Georgia website