"The 2020 Census will count every person living in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The Decennial Census (taken every 10 years) is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The data collected helps determine over $675 billion in federal funding each year. This funding goes to hospitals, fire departments, schools and roads, as well as important programs like WIC, Head Start, school lunch programs, and many more. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a very short questionnaire. You will be able to response by mail, by phone, and by online. No matter how you choose to respond, your answers are safe, secure, and confidential. By law, personal data CANNOT be shared with any person, government entity or law enforcement agency. Be counted and make sure Ashtabula County gets every bit of critical funding to better our community! Visit the Census website to learn more."