Oct. 15, 2020
Census Deadline Today: City Encourages Community to Complete 2020 Census
The 2020 Census is coming to a close, with more than 89 million households responding to date. The City of Pensacola's current self-response rate is 68.6%, and Florida’s self-response rate is 63.7%. The deadline for the 2020 Census is today, Oct. 15, 2020. The City of Pensacola and Escambia County are encouraging all residents to complete the 2020 Census to ensure everyone in the community is accurately counted.
The 2020 Census is your opportunity to shape your community’s future. Do your part. You can still complete the Census at my2020census.gov. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.
- Internet self-response will be available across the nation through October 15, 2020 to 5:59 a.m. (ET) on October 16, 2020.
- Phone response will be available for its regularly scheduled time on October 15, 2020. Click here for schedule and a list of numbers.
- Paper responses must be postmarked by October 15, 2020.
- Nonresponse follow-up census takers will continue resolving nonresponding addresses through the end of the day on Oct. 15, 2020.
For the first time, you can choose to complete the census online
, by phone or by mail. Find out more about each of these methods below:
The Census is the nation's once-in-a-decade headcount of every person in the United States. It will ask a few simple questions about you and everyone who is or will be living with you on April 1, 2020.
Your census data is incredibly important, especially after the impacts of Hurricane Sally. The Census produces timely local data that is critical to emergency planning, preparedness, and recovery efforts for all types of emergencies on the local, state and federal level.
The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities including the City of Pensacola and Escambia County every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community throughout the U.S., from highway planning and public transit to educational programs, hospitals, fire departments and housing assistance.
About the 2020 Census
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
To learn more about the 2020 Census, visit 2020census.gov or follow the U.S. Census Bureau on Facebook for updates.