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Census Underway: City, County Encourage Community to Complete 2020 Census

Kayla May  | Published on 5/25/2020


May 21, 2020



Kaycee Lagarde



Census Underway: City, County Encourage Community to Complete 2020 Census


The 2020 Census is underway, with more than 88 million households responding to date. As of Monday, May 18, the City of Pensacola's self-response rate is 61.6%, and Escambia County’s self-response rate is 58.1%. Escambia County and the City of Pensacola are encouraging all residents to complete the 2020 Census to ensure everyone in the community is accurately counted.

The 2020 Census is your opportunity to shape your community’s future. Do your part. You can still complete the Census at 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.


For the first time, you can choose to complete the census online, by phone or by mail. Find out more about each of these methods below:


The Census is the nation's once-in-a-decade headcount of every person in the United States. It will ask a few simple questions about you and everyone who is or will be living with you on April 1, 2020.


The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities including the City of Pensacola and Escambia County every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community throughout the U.S., from highway planning and public transit to educational programs, fire departments and housing assistance.


About the 2020 Census


The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).


To learn more about the 2020 Census, visit or follow the U.S. Census Bureau on Facebook for updates.