Update #3 on the 2020 Census
We are approaching the March 12, 2020 launch of the 24th Decennial Census for counting the population of the United States. Responses may be done online or by your phone. Paper questionnaires are a last option and will happen automatically for addresses that have not responded by either of the options above by April 8th. Remember to respond to the census survey upon receipt.
However, while the census is doing the population count, there are other Census Bureau surveys that may affect some Villaggio homes. Those homes that have received an American Community Survey (ACS), which is a 50+ question questionnaire that is sent monthly to residential addresses selected at random, IS NOT THE 2020 CENSUS. This will continue during the census rollout and response period for the 2020 census that counts people, so don’t be confused about the ACS should you receive one.
A note about the ACS survey and why it is important for you to respond to it should your home be a recipient. The information gathered from the ACS survey helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities. It is the premier source for detailed population and housing information about our nation.
The ACS survey is an ongoing survey that provides vital information on a yearly basis about our nation and its people. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $675 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year. Through the ACS, we know more about jobs and occupations, educational attainment, veterans, whether people own or rent their homes, and other topics. Public officials, planners, and entrepreneurs use this information to assess the past and plan the future. When you respond to the ACS, you are doing your part to help your community plan for hospitals and schools, support school lunch programs, improve emergency services, build bridges, and inform businesses looking to add jobs and expand to new markets, and more. That is why, as noted above, it is important for you respond to an ACS survey should your home be a recipient.
As a reminder, the ACS survey IS NOT the official 2020 census request.