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The next U.S. Census is April 1, 2020. Once a decade, every resident in the United States has a chance to counted. Census results are used to reapportion congressional seats and to distribute more than $675 billion in federal funding supporting housing, education, healthcare, and employment.

The success of the census and ensuring Fort Collins receives appropriate federal funding depends on everyone participating.






Complete your 2020 Census online today!


The next U.S. Census is April 1, 2020. Once a decade, every resident in the United States has a chance to counted. Census results are used to reapportion congressional seats and to distribute more than $675 billion in federal funding supporting housing, education, healthcare, and employment.

The success of the census and ensuring Fort Collins receives appropriate federal funding depends on everyone participating.





  • Counting College Students during school closures due to COVID-19

    4 days ago

    In general, students in colleges and universities temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 virus will still be counted as part of this process. Even if they are not at school on census day, April 1, they should be counted where they live and sleep most of the time. We are asking schools to contact their students and remind them to respond.

    In general, students in colleges and universities temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 virus will still be counted as part of this process. Even if they are not at school on census day, April 1, they should be counted where they live and sleep most of the time. We are asking schools to contact their students and remind them to respond.

  • The Census and COVID-19

    4 days ago

    The U.S. Census Bureau is monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) carefully, and the health, safety and well-being of the public and our staff is our top priority.

    The U.S. Census Bureau is monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) carefully, and the health, safety and well-being of the public and our staff is our top priority.

  • 18- to 24-Year-Olds Who Don’t Live With Parents Are Hard to Count

    27 days ago

    More than half of the 18- to 24-year-olds in the United States live with their parents and will be counted in their parents’ home when the 2020 Census begins this spring.

    The other 45% of young adults don’t live at home and are considered less likely to respond because they are what the U.S. Census Bureau calls “young and mobile.”

    More than half of the 18- to 24-year-olds in the United States live with their parents and will be counted in their parents’ home when the 2020 Census begins this spring.

    The other 45% of young adults don’t live at home and are considered less likely to respond because they are what the U.S. Census Bureau calls “young and mobile.”

  • 2020 Census Will Inform Funding for Environmental Programs, Including Mass Transit

    27 days ago

    Cities across the United States striving to reduce their carbon footprints are awaiting results from the 2020 Census to help plan public funding of “green” programs.

    Reducing a city’s environmental impact is one way census responses can shape the future of critical public services in communities. Responses to the 2020 Census will inform funding for programs such as Federal Transit Capital Investment Grants that can be used for public transportation and Water Pollution Control grants.

    Cities across the United States striving to reduce their carbon footprints are awaiting results from the 2020 Census to help plan public funding of “green” programs.

    Reducing a city’s environmental impact is one way census responses can shape the future of critical public services in communities. Responses to the 2020 Census will inform funding for programs such as Federal Transit Capital Investment Grants that can be used for public transportation and Water Pollution Control grants.

  • Census Partners With Social Media Platforms, Community Organizations, the Public to Stop Spread of False Information

    about 1 month ago

    Every decade, technology plays a greater role in the way the census is conducted. But in 2020, the first time anyone who wants to respond to the census online has that option, the greatest change may come from the way all of us use technology.

    For the first time during a decennial census, the majority of people in the United States are using digital and social media in their everyday lives.


    Every decade, technology plays a greater role in the way the census is conducted. But in 2020, the first time anyone who wants to respond to the census online has that option, the greatest change may come from the way all of us use technology.

    For the first time during a decennial census, the majority of people in the United States are using digital and social media in their everyday lives.


  • Spending on Pet Care Services Doubled in Last Decade

    about 1 month ago

    Do you need a dog walker for Rocky, a cat sitter for Bella or training for Buddy?

    Half (about 60 million) of American households own pets and the amount of money they spend on their four-legged friends is evidence of the growing need for time-saving pet care services.

    Over the decade ending in 2017, sales of pet care services doubled, to a total of $5.8 billion, according to the latest Economic Census statistics.

    Do you need a dog walker for Rocky, a cat sitter for Bella or training for Buddy?

    Half (about 60 million) of American households own pets and the amount of money they spend on their four-legged friends is evidence of the growing need for time-saving pet care services.

    Over the decade ending in 2017, sales of pet care services doubled, to a total of $5.8 billion, according to the latest Economic Census statistics.
  • How to Count College Students in 2020 Census

    about 2 months ago

    A freshman living on campus in student housing. A junior varsity athlete sharing an off-campus house with teammates. A senior living solo in an off-campus apartment.

    Even though many residents of a typical American college town might move away after they graduate, they have to be counted while they live there.

    College towns across the country depend on students’ responses to the census. The reason: Census results help determine how much federal funding communities will receive over the next 10 years.

    A freshman living on campus in student housing. A junior varsity athlete sharing an off-campus house with teammates. A senior living solo in an off-campus apartment.

    Even though many residents of a typical American college town might move away after they graduate, they have to be counted while they live there.

    College towns across the country depend on students’ responses to the census. The reason: Census results help determine how much federal funding communities will receive over the next 10 years.

  • By 2030 All Baby Boomers Will be Age 65 or Older

    about 2 months ago

    Baby boomers have changed the face of the U.S. population for more than 70 years and continue to do so as more enter their senior years, a demographic shift often referred to as a “gray tsunami.”

    Knowing about the number of people age 65 and older is important for tribal, local, state and federal lawmakers. They will use 2020 Census statistics to help decide how to spend billions of dollars annually in federal funds on critical public services for the next 10 years.

    Baby boomers have changed the face of the U.S. population for more than 70 years and continue to do so as more enter their senior years, a demographic shift often referred to as a “gray tsunami.”

    Knowing about the number of people age 65 and older is important for tribal, local, state and federal lawmakers. They will use 2020 Census statistics to help decide how to spend billions of dollars annually in federal funds on critical public services for the next 10 years.

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  • 2020 Census Count Guides Funding of New Roads and Bridges

    about 2 months ago

    Next time you’re on your morning commute, merging on to a freeway or crossing a bridge, think of the decennial census.

    Your responses to the 2020 Census, which includes every person living in the United States, may help decide when and where roads and bridges will be built in your community.

    Many states rely on population numbers from the census taken once every 10 years to allocate revenue from gasoline sales taxes, one of the primary sources of funding for local roads.


    Next time you’re on your morning commute, merging on to a freeway or crossing a bridge, think of the decennial census.

    Your responses to the 2020 Census, which includes every person living in the United States, may help decide when and where roads and bridges will be built in your community.

    Many states rely on population numbers from the census taken once every 10 years to allocate revenue from gasoline sales taxes, one of the primary sources of funding for local roads.


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  • School Enrollment: College Down, Graduate School Up

    about 2 months ago

    Despite an overall decline in school enrollment, the number of people enrolled in graduate and professional school in the United States jumped 8.1% from 2011 to 2018.


    Despite an overall decline in school enrollment, the number of people enrolled in graduate and professional school in the United States jumped 8.1% from 2011 to 2018.


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