COSF Counts 2020

COSF Census 1-WEB

Why should you get counted? Check out these Census Quick Facts:

  • Census Day is on Wednesday, April 1, 2020
  • The census is conducted every 10 years. The first census was conducted in 1790.
  • The 2020 Census is the first U.S. Census that will be completed online.
  • Over $675 billion per year is distributed to state and local governments using census numbers.
  • The census helps to determine congressional representation.

These dollars are vital to communities as they forecast future transportation needs, determine areas eligible for housing assistance, and the funding helps local governments to provide services in education, healthcare, transportation, and emergency response.

Read the city’s Census Day message for April 1.

Visit to learn more about the 2020 Census – how to respond, and why it matters.

Read Mayor William "Bill" Edwards’ Census 2020 editorial in the Atlanta Voice.