The U.S. Census Bureau sent you an invitation to fill out the 2020 Census online or by phone. You can also wait and fill out the paper form, which will arrive by mid-April.
** Your 2020 Census may show a Shawnee/Mission/Shawnee Mission mailing address. You will be counted as a resident of the City of Merriam as long as your street address and zip code are correct.**
The 10-question form is from the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau collects information from all persons in the nation.
Participation is mandatory, but your answers will be confidential. You’ll have to count everyone who lives in your home, including kids and extended family.
Information collected determines how much money Kansas gets from the federal government. Kansas distributes this money to county and local programs that likely affect you. The City of Merriam currently has a 37% self-response rate – way to go!
What’s the 2020 Census? Watch this 30-second video to learn more. Find more information at 2020census.gov.
Everyone counts for the 2020 Census!