Everyone Counts

The Census determines how much funding and services Oklahoma schools receive each year for the next decade for special education, Head Start, after-school programs, classroom technology and meal programs.

The Census determines political representation, including school board seat boundaries for school districts with board member wards or districts.

Children are among the most undercounted on the Census:

What Schools Can Do

Timeline: Key Census Dates

March 2020: Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail and can begin responding to the 2020 census online at 2020census.gov. Replying by mail or phone is also an option.

April 1, 2020: National Official Census Day. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the Census. Respondents will tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.

May-September 2020: Non-response follow-up: Census takers go door-to-door to count people who have not responded to the 2020 Census. Census takers are Census Bureau employees and will provide proof that they are official government personnel. Residents can still respond by mail, by phone or online.

Dec. 31, 2020: The U.S. Census Bureau delivers the population count and the apportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives by state to the president.

2021: Initial 2020 Census data made available to the public on census.gov.