What Is the 2020 Census?
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States, including the New Braunfels area. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail. This will mark the first time that you will be able to respond to the census online.
Ways To Respond
By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:
- By phone.
- By mail.
The 2020 Census marks the first time you'll have the option to respond online. You can even respond using your mobile device.
How You Impact The Census
There are many ways your participation in the 2020 Census shapes our community. The results, collected once a decade, help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. Each New Braunfelser stands to lose over $1,100 in Federal Programs if undercounted - leaving our community to make up the difference. Being counted ensures funding for Emergency Response, Housing Assistance, Elderly & Disability Care, and more for the New Braunfels Community.
How Does The Census Impact the New Braunfels Area?
Quality of Life – Supports Funding for Housing, Transportation, Infrastructure, and Assistance Programs
Businesses – Use Demographics to open new locations, expand, and create jobs for New Braunfelsers
Our Voice – An accurate count ensures New Braunfels has its fair share of representation at State and Federal level, including the Presidential Election
What the Census is Not
We understand, in this day and age, keeping your personal information confidential can be difficult. For starters, personal Census data is not used by the Police, FBI, or Immigration Officials. The Census will never ask for your Social Security Number or Driver’s License Number, so please do not provide this information to anyone claiming to be from the bureau. And finally, Census data is not used to determine your property taxes.