What is the census?
The Census is a count of the population in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of he Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
Why should you complete the census?
How do you complete the census?
Every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census by April 1, 2020. There are three options for responding:
Complete the Census Online (with or without Census ID code)
Complete the Census by phone by dialing 844-330-2020
*Please be aware of the possibility of an online, email or phone scame from someone claiming to be from the US Census Bureau. Under no circumstances should you be asked to provide payment information or any personal identifiable information including Social Security #, Passport # or any proof of identity.
More information on potential scams and misinformation:
why is trident united way involved?
Trident United Way wants to be sure that every individual in the tri-county region is aware of the importance of the census, and feels comfortable completing it. We want our local communities to be receiving what they deserve and what is indicitive of the population.
There is only one chance every ten years to count each and every community member. If 100 people in your community aren’t counted, that represents more than $2.6M in federal resources that will be sent to other states instead of South Carolina over the course of the decade. We want everyone to count – one time – and in the right place!
2020 census resources
LOCAL CENSUS NEWS