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2020 Census invites mailed out

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Residents are reminded to check their mail for a postcard invitation to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census, which was recently sent to all households.

The invitations include the website address to complete the census online and the toll-free phone number to complete it by phone. It also includes a code that ties your response to your mailing address which ensures your household is counted in the correct community.

Residents may respond online and by phone even without the code. Access the survey online at and by toll-free phone number by calling 1-844-330-2020.

Completing the 2020 Census is mandated by law. An accurate population count means Wake County will receive the correct share of federal funding for schools, hospitals, roads and other programs.

Census data also determines congressional representation and influence in the Electoral College. Data from the census influences funding and representation decisions over 10 years.