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2020 Census

Thursday, April 16, 2020

OK, Let's Count! Census 2020

Each person counted is worth an estimated $1,675 in federal dollars to Oklahoma over the next 10 years, or $16,750 per person living in Oklahoma.


The Census equals money for Oklahoma’scities and communities.

  • Census data will determine how more than $675 billion in federal funds will be distributed to the states each year of the following decade.
  • Federal funds support all types of government services, such as infrastructure, health, social welfare and education.

Census data is used by everyone.

  • Businesses use Census data to decide where to open new facilities and what types of services and products to offer.
  • Developers use Census data to plan where to build new homes and revitalize neighborhoods.
  • Transportation planners use Census data to decide on roads and public transit routes.
  • Local governments use Census data to decide where to build schools, libraries and parks.

It’s easy.

  • Census day is April 1, 2020; however, online responses will be accepted beginning March 2020. The people choose: They can respond online, by paper or over the phone.
  • The Census will be printed in English and Spanish. Telephone assistance and the online Census questionnaire will be available in 13 languages. Guides and glossaries will be available in 59 non-English languages and Braille.

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