Every 1 Counts: 2020 Census
Rochester Public Schools

The 2020 Census will begin nationwide on March 12. Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone. Most households will receive an invitation in the mail.

Rochester Public Schools is committed to educating our staff, students, and families about the 2020 census because it shapes our future, provides funding that directly benefits our students, and is a celebration of who we are as a community. Starting in mid-March, you will receive your first invitation in the mail to participate in the 2020 census. Completing the census is your civic duty - it’s a way to participate in our democracy and say “I COUNT.” You can complete your census online, by phone, or by mail. 


Everyone counts.
The census counts every person living in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right place.

Census data are being used all around you.

Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy.

Businesses use census data to decide where to build
factories, offices and stores, which create jobs.

Local governments use the census for
public safety and emergency preparedness.

Read more on the Census 101: What You Need to Know document.

Want to know more about the 2020 Census? Visit 2020census.gov.


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