Who Is Required To Take The Census?
Everyone living in the 50 states, District of Colombia, and five U.S. territories is required by law to respond and be counted in the 2020 census. Although, all responses are confidential.
The results of the census are used to determine how much funding local communitites recieve for key public services and how many seats the state gets in congress. State and local officials also use the census counts to draw boundaries for congressional, state legislative, and school districts.
While you are required by law to participate, the Census Bureau is also required by law to protect your answers. Your responses are used only to produce statistics. The Census Bureau does not disclose any personal information.