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Census 2020

This guide provides resources to learn more about the 2020 Census.

The Relationship Question

You’ll have the option to identify a relationship as same-sex—informing community planning for families and providing vital statistics to advocates and policymakers who work on LGBTQ+ issues. If you are unable to view the pdf, or just want more information, please click here

The Sex Question

Race Question v. Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish Origin Question

Why we ask this question: These responses help create statistics about this ethnic group. This helps federal agencies monitor compliance with anti-discrimination provisions, such as those in the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act. Hispanic origin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person’s parents or ancestors before arriving in the United States. People who identify as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish may be any race

For more information, it is strongly encouraged to review the following Census pages: