Responses to the 2020 Census shape how billions in federal funding is distributed to local communities annually.
The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790 as mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Wyoming’s first Census was in 1870. The census can shape many different aspects of your community. The decennial population count is utilized for Redistricting at the national and state level. Census data guides the allocation of federal funding to state, local, and tribal governments. Certain state revenue distributions are distributed based upon the decennial census count. Communities use the information for development and planning for public services, roads, schools, health care, and new businesses.
More Useful Census Links
- Official 2020 Census Website. Click here to find all the information you need.
- Rumor Control. As we get closer to the census, the amount of misinformation about the census will increase. The Census Bureau has launched a new page on the website called Fighting 2020 Census Rumors. Help us ensure accurate information is shared about the census by reporting rumors to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2020 Census Wyoming Counts Website. The State Complete Count Committee has developed a website with information about the census. Click here.
- See the map here to track your community—down to the track level!