What is the Census?

The Census is a count taken every 10 years of every person in the United States. It is required by law and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The next Census is in 2020. 

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1. What is the Census?
2. When does the Census take place?
3. How do I complete the Census?
4. Why is a complete and accurate Census count important?
5. What languages will be offered?
6. What if I don’t complete the Census?
7. Will my personal information be safe?
8. What will I be asked?
9. Why am I being asked about race and origin?
10. How can I help ensure a complete count?
11. Can I work for the Census?