Census 2020

​What is the 2020 Census?

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories, only once, and in the right place. The 2020 Census is easy, confidential, and important.


Why is the Census Important?

Once a decade, America comes together to participate in the decennial census. This census provides the basis to:

  • Reapportion Congressional seats 
  • Redraw state legislative districts 
  • Determine the amount of funding vital to state, county, & community programs 
  • Assist local governments in planning for public safety and emergency preparedness
  • Help businesses decide where to locate new offices, stores, and factories, which create jobs 

It is our goal to have everyone in Adams County counted in 2020! #AdamsCountyCounts 

During the December 18, 2019 Commissioner's meeting, the Adams County Commissioners read the Proclamation "Supporting the 2020 Census"​.


When is the Census?

Census Day is April 1, 2020. In March 2020, invitations will be sent to homes encouraging them to participate in the 2020 Census. Households have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone. Learn more about how the 2020 Census will invite everyone to respond.    

* Some of the collection dates have been adjusted due to COVID-19, see which operations have been delayed​

Response Rates

Curious to see how your municipality is responding? The Census Bureau is mapping self-response rates​

Adams County Complete Count Committee

Adams County has formed a Complete Count Committee. This committee is comprised of a team of community organizations and leaders whose goal is to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census. 

Click here to learn more about the Complete Count Committee. ​​​​​