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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Census 2020 Information

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Census forms will be mailed to Buena Vista residents who receive mail at their homes (this includes cluster boxes) between March 12 and March 20. If you use a PO Box, you will not receive a mailing; instead, you will be visited at your residence by a census taker sometime between April 9 and May 4. If you’re not at home when they come by, they will leave a packet of information at your door.

Please visit www.2020census.gov for more information.

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

It’s also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.


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