The 2020 United States Census, known as Census 2020, will be the twenty-fourth United States Census. National Census Day, the reference day used for the census, will be April 1, 2020.[1]


As required by the United States Constitution, the U.S. Census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The 2010 United States Census was the previous census completed. Participation in the U.S. Census is required by law in Title 13 of the United States Code.[2] As per the 72-year rule, personally identifiable information is scheduled to become available in 2092.[3]


The United States Census Bureau annually conducts population projections for the United States as a whole and individual states, which are based on data from the previous census (in this case, the 2010 census) and calculated using a cohort-component method. Population projections also take into consideration births, deaths, and net migration.[4]

In 2020, the United States population is projected to be 332,555,000,[5] a 7.71% increase from the 2010 Census.


  1. ^ "Interactive Timeline". About the 2010 Census. U.S. Census Bureau. 2011. Archived from the original on December 20, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ Must I answer the census?[permanent dead link] from the United States Census website
  3. ^ PIO, US Census Bureau, Census History Staff,. "The "72-Year Rule" - History - U.S. Census Bureau". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2015-10-26. 
  4. ^ "About Population Projections - People and Households - U.S. Census Bureau". 
  5. ^ https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popproj.html

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