Once every decade, the U.S. Census strives to count every person living in the United States. The next census takes place this year, in 2020, and here in the state of Michigan, we are committed to making sure every Michigander — everyone who calls our state “home” — is counted.
Why is an effective, accurate census so important? Because census numbers impact everyone in our state. They affect every family, every individual and every child. They affect businesses and local communities. Our census count determines funding for public safety, including police and fire, health care, education and infrastructure, and impacts other essential services. Our census count shapes our congressional representation, impacts legislative districts and much, much more.
We need your help spreading the word that responding to the census is convenient, confidential and critical to our future here in Michigan. That’s why we developed this toolkit, which contains everything you need to know about the census to help you get the word out. Please consider sharing this information to those you interact with through social media, newsletters, websites and any other means of contact you have with Michiganders.
Frequently Asked Questions
U.S. Census Bureau Resources