2020 Census

Yes, YOU count!
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Participation in the 2020 Census ensures that your community is represented fairly and receives its share in the distribution of more than $6 billion in federal funds to Kansas annually.

Video Guide to Completing the Census Online (English)

less than 10 minutes in length

2020 CensusThe 2020 Census will:

  • Determine how many congressional seats the state of Kansas will hold for the next decade
  • Ensure that your community benefits from your hard-earned tax dollars, such as funding for
        • schools
        • roads and highways
        • public health
        • affordable housing programs and much more
  • (Above information from Kansas Counts 2020 Census website https://kansascounts.org/)

Key Dates & Timeline

March 12 โ€“ 20

Households will begin receiving an official Census Bureau letter with their GEOCODE attached. The letter will have detailed information how to respond to the Census online (the preferred method), by phone or by mail with the original mailed application. No additional paper applications will be available through the website.

March 30 โ€“ April 1

If someone has not responded, a follow up reminder will be sent to them during this time period. They can still self-respond online, by phone or by mail.

April 1

Census Day! By this date, every home in the United States will have received a letter with a GEOCODE and invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.


Census takers will begin visiting group living situations such as students who live on campus, people living in senior centers and others who live among large groups of people.


Census takers will go door to door to visit homes that have not responded to the 2020 Census.


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We have a fun photo challenge for today's #MondayMystery! And it should be fairly quick, too, because the whole point is that it doesn't have to be good!
We can't wait to see what you come up with!


Using only things laying around your house, make a costume that goes with a good book. Then pose with the book and share the picture with us!

If you need inspiration, eBooks totally count, too!

(And if you're feeling camera shy, feel free to dress up a reluctantly cooperative pet, or even a stuffed animal or statue!)

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