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US Census 2020 Every ten years, the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the U.S. The 2020 Census will begin in mid-March 2020, when households are contact through the mail about completing census forms. Census 2020 will represent the first time in history that people may submit their forms electronically. In addition to determining the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives, the information collected will determine how federal and state funding is distributed to Tennessee and to the local governments of the City Knoxville, Knox County, and the Town of Farragut.

The 2020 Census is important for you and your community.

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Getting an accurate count in next year’s U.S. Census is important to Knox County, Knoxville and Farragut. The Census is used to draw congressional district lines, and analyses show that a significant undercount can cost our three local governments several million dollars each year in federal funds that are collected and redistributed back to communities. Over the 10-year span until the next Census is conducted, tens of millions of dollars are at stake.

In the coming months, anticipate seeing nonpartisan educational information about Census 2020 and why a full and complete count matters.

A local website – www.CountMeInKnox.com – has been created. There, you can find details about the Census timeline, Frequently Asked Questions, links to the national Census 2020 website, videos explaining how the Census shapes our future, and even information on Census jobs that pay $15.50 an hour.

When a local Census office opens, or local Count Me In Knox events are scheduled, details will be available on this page.

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Local jobs are available with the U.S. Census Bureau. Information on employment can be found at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.

Check out the Census Bureau's interactive recruiting map to help partners and job seekers identify areas where hiring is taking place.


Locally, the effort will be managed by a Joint Complete Count Committee, aimed at educating the public about the importance of participating fully and accurately in the population count. The Joint Complete Count Committee provides direction and feedback for working groups that will be established to maintain and increase the count of individuals, including demographic information.
Learn more about the committee


August 2019 - Address Canvassing Starts and Area Census Offices open
Early 2020 - Group Quarters Starts
March 12-26, 2020 - Self Response & Update Enumerate Starts
April 1, 2020 - Census Day
May 2020 - Nonresponse Followup Operation (NRFU)
December 31, 2020 - Census Bureau delivers apportionment counts to the President
April 2021 - Redistricting counts are delivered to states


United States Census 2020
Partnering Locally with the Census Bureau [PDF]
Knox Complete Count Committee Resources [PDF]
About the U.S. Census
Frequently Asked Questions [PDF]
Confidentiality Information