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Census 2020

Why 2020 Matters for Schools

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The results of the 2020 Census will inform decisions about allocating hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding to communities across the country – for hospitals, fire departments, school lunch programs and other critical programs and services.

Follow the links to teacher-created activities that can easily be adapted for at-home instruction.

Pre-K Materials

Grades K-2 Materials

Grades 3 – 5 Materials

Grades 6 – 8 Materials

Grades 9 – 12 Materials


In 2020, there are three options to respond to the census. 

  • Online.
  • By phone.
  • By mail.

In March, households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census.

Visit the 2020 Census website for more information on how to respond.