What Is the 2020 Census?

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories—once, only once, and in the right place. This census is conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency.

Why It Matters

Hospitals. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community. Each year, the results help determine how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities. It’s also mandated by the Constitution: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.

What to Expect in 2020

By April 2020, households will receive an invitation to participate in the census. You’ll then have three options to respond: online, by phone, or by mail. We’ll mark Census Day on April 1, 2020, with events across the country. This is a key date for the 2020 count: When completing the census, you’ll note where you are living on April 1.

Kenai Peninsula Complete Count Committee:

  • Tim Dillon, Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District *Co-Chair
  • Mayor Charlie Pierce, Kenai Peninsula Borough *Co-Chair
  • Jackie Wilde, City of Seward
  • Brennan Hickok, City of Seward
  • Kale Tippit, AVTEC Technical Institute
  • John Czarnezki, City of Soldotna
  • Jhasmine Lamb, City of Soldotna
  • Heidi Geagel, City of Seldovia
  • Elizabeth Appleby, City of Kenai
  • Jim Glendening, City of Kenai
  • Jenny Carroll, City of Homer
  • Karin Marks, Homer Economic Development Commission
  • Jason Ross, Nikiski
  • Jenny Stephan, Tyonek
  • Shawn Butler, Hope
  • Curt Jacobson, Moose Pass
  • Cindy Burns, Anchor Point
  • Julie Otto, Ninilchik
  • Fran Norman, Port Graham
  • Brent Johnson, Clam Gulch
  • Laura Johnson, Cooper Landing

U.S. Census Advisors

  • Barb Miranda, Partnership Specialist
  • Derek Lewis, Recruiting Assistant