The deadline to complete the Census is September 30
Fill Out the Census Now
It takes just 10 minutes to answer 9 simple questions that will shape your community for the next 10 years.
Filling out the Census is quick, easy, and safe.
You do not need the Census ID that was mailed or delivered to you as long as you have your address
Our library staff can assist with any questions you may have.
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What will I be asked?
You will be asked a few simple questions, like age, sex, and the number of people who live in your home, including children.
What won’t be asked? The Census will never ask for your Social Security number, financial information, or anything related to political parties.
Is my information safe?
Your response to the 2020 Census is safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers are confidential and cannot be shared with government, law enforcement agencies, or landlords.
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What does the Census do for me?
Our Fair Share of Funding
For every Montana resident counted, the Census estimates the state will receive nearly $2,000 per person each year in federal funding. The $20,000 per person coming into the state over the next decade is used in every Montana county for medical assistance, educational programs, need-based support, infrastructure, highway planning and over 300 other programs. Spending just a few minutes to complete your Census form will help ensure Montana gets its fair share of federal funding. Filling out the form is quick, easy, safe and important.
Census data is used to define legislative districts, establish school districts and guide decision making in many other functional areas of government. As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the Census is used to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Montana is one of the states on the cusp of gaining an additional congressperson, so getting a complete count is more important than ever.