2020 Census

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Madison County Proud Census Supporter


The 2020 Census is fast approaching. The Census is much more than just a head count.  Data collected in the census will inform the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities each year for things like infrastructure, health care, and food assistance. It’s important that we all respond to shape the future of our communities. 


Be sure to count everyone who lives in your home on your 2020 Census form. This includes babies and young children, who are often missed in the census. Not counting newborn babies and children impacts support for programs such as children’s health insurance, hospitals, child care, food assistance, schools, and early childhood development. It is important to count all the babies and children in your home, even if they aren’t related to you or are only staying with you temporarily. 

Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics. They cannot be used against you by any government agency or court in any way—not by the FBI, DHS, or ICE. 

Beginning in mid-March 2020, you can respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail. Be sure to count everyone living or staying in your home, including newborn babies and young children, even if they aren’t related to you or are only staying with you temporarily. No matter how you respond, your personal information is confidential, is protected by law, and can never be used to identify you. It can never be shared with law enforcement agencies or your property manager.

Learn more at 2020CENSUS.GOV.

St. Louis Public Radio- What You Need to Know About the 2020 Census

Census 101 Madison County Census PowerPoint from January 30, 2020 Census Round Table

Census 101 pg. 1   Census 101 pg. 2


Census 101: What you Need to Know- English


Census 101: What you Need to Know- Spanish

How do I Complete the Census? (video- includes instruction on how to complete each question)

Partnership Logo Format Kit

MCCD Preventing Fraud Fact Sheet- English

2020 Census FAQ


SAMPLE 2020 Census Questionnaire (English)

SAMPLE 2020 Cemsis Questionnaire (Spanish)

Faith Community FAQ

2020 Census Job Opportunities Flyer

How the 2020 Census will Invite Everyone to Respond

Why the Race Question is Asked

Why the Census Needs to Know a Persons Sex

Fact Sheets for Civic Organizations

Everyone Counts in Group Housing

Fact Sheet for Counting the Homeless

Fact Sheet for Couning Military

Fact Sheet the Census Counts Every Generation

Fact Sheet for Property Owners

Fact Sheet for Renters

Fact Sheet for Responding to the 2020 Census Online

Census Accessibility

Remember to Count Newborns Handout

College Students Handout

Census Handouts for Libraries

Census Handouts for Small Business

Census Handouts for Veterans

Why Each Question is Asked

Partner Poster to Indicate Response Location

2020 Census Confidentiality Poster- English

2020 Census Confidentiality Poster- Spanish

Where you are Counted Matters brochure- English

Where you are Counted Matters brochure- Spanish

Counting Young Children- English

Counting Young Children- Spanish

Census Social Media Messages and Graphics- English

2020 Census Short Messaging for Complete Count Participants

Community Partner Links
Ed/Glen Chamber

Village of Godfrey

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