IMPORTANCE OF THE 2020 CENSUS
The 2020 Census will count every person living in Hendry County, the United States, and U.S. territories. The census is conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. 

The results determine congressional representation and federal funding for states and communities, including Hendry County. Every year, more than $675 billion goes toward hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, housing programs, emergencies and natural disasters from information collected by the census. 

By April 1, 2020, Hendry County households will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census and residents will have three options to respond – online, phone or by mail. All responses are confidential. 

CONFIDENTIALITY 
Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics—they cannot be used against you in any way. By law, all responses to U.S. Census Bureau household and business surveys are kept completely confidential.

COMPLETE COUNT

Getting a complete and accurate count in 2020 requires everyone's help. There are many ways for individuals, businesses, community organizations, and others to play a part. You are encouraged to contact the Census Bureau and the Hendry County Complete Count Coordinator to learn how to get involved.

Hendry County Government is dedicated to joining forces with other organizations to ensure that everyone in Hendry County is counted. 

Residents, groups, associations, churches, and organizations who would like to be involved should contact Patricia Ayala at Patricia.ayala@hendryfla.net to be added to future mailings and meeting notifications.