Census Frederick County

Frederick County Prepares for Census 2020

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We the PeopleThe United States is required to perform a national count of all people living in each state every ten years  according to the U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 2.  


Everyone Counts in Frederick County! 
All United States residents must be counted, including citizens and those residents who are not citizens. 


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What is the Census?

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a count of every person living in the United States every 10 years, mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2.  The data collected by the decennial census determines the number of seats Maryland has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to its local communities. (See sample Census 2020 questionnaire)

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  • It's Right Around the Corner - April 1, 2020

The law requires the Census Bureau to keep all information confidential and use it only to
produce statistics.   

Why the Census?

  • Critical Distribution of Federal Funds
  • Funds Government and Community Programs and Services
  • Helps Business Leaders with Investment Decisions
  • Used for Reapportionment and Redistricting

The Maryland State Data Center, part of the Department of Planning, is designated as the state's liaison to the U.S. Census Bureau.