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What is the Census?
The census is an official count of the U.S. population that takes place every ten years in every state. The data gathered in our state is used to make decisions about Nebraska’s political representation and our share of federal tax dollars.
That means every ten years, we can play a role in our democracy and how federal funding is allocated—on programs impacting education, transportation, health care, and many other critical services in Nebraska. This only happens when we all participate in the 2020 Census.
Why Should You Complete the Census?
The 2020 Census counts are used for reapportionment, redistricting, distribution of federal funds. An accurate count is essential for our state.
You can complete the census online, using your smartphone, over the phone, or by filling out a paper form. It will ask for your name, address, sex, age, race, ethnicity, relationship and housing tenure.
The privacy of your responses is guaranteed by law. The Census Bureau cannot share your answers with the FBI, the CIA, welfare, immigration, or even the President.
Responding to the Census is required by Title 13 of the United States Code, the same law that guarantees the privacy of your responses.
Complete the Census
In 2020, you can respond to the census online (using a computer or smartphone), over the telephone, or by submitting a paper form. Click the button below to respond online or learn more about your options.
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PSA: What is the 2020 Census?@Model.HeadlineSize>Click here to watch a short PSA from the U.S. Census Bureau that explains the importance and purpose of the 2020 Census.
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PSA: Shape Your Future@Model.HeadlineSize>Can each of us shape the future of the United States? Yes, we can. Because every ten years, the census gives us that power. Shape your future by responding to the 2020 Census.
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PSA: "Answering the Call"@Model.HeadlineSize>Join President Carter and your fellow students and colleagues from across the University — by answering the call and being counted for the 2020 Census.
Census 2020 Key Info
UNO CPAR Census Resources: For more detail or information on the 2020 Census, visit the State Data Center/UNO Center for Public Affairs Research.