Canceled: Census 2020 Starts April 1
April 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
The 2020 Census starts on April 1 and counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. A visitor from the Census Bureau will be on our campus, on Wednesday, April 1, from 12:30-1:45 p.m., in Bedford Plaza on the Ocala Campus. If you have questions, feel free to stop by and learn more about the process.
Learn more about the Census by watching this short video.
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.