The U.S. Census has been conducted every ten years since 1790. Every decade, we account for everyone living in Georgia so that we can prepare for the years to come. The 2020 Census will be historical because it is the first census that will be filled out largely online. Read below to learn more about how the Census affects you, your community, and the entire state of Georgia.
The Census is as American as democracy. The Census determines how federal aid is distributed, how district lines are drawn for Congressional representation, and helps our communities plan for the future.
By Georgians participating in this historic event, they will help improve their communities by ensuring they are prepared for the decade ahead. Check out our Census Quick Facts page to read a brief history of the Census, interesting facts, and other topics about the U.S. Census.