Newport Counts!

Make sure Newport - and Rhode Island - count in the 2020 Census!



What is the 2020 Census?

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community, because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.  

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Why Your Response Matters

Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of our community.



   Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities each year.

   The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.

    It's mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.

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Learn How to Respond

In mid-March, homes across the country began receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. All Newport residents are asked to respond on behalf of your home in one of three ways:

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How to verify a mailing is from the Census Bureau

If you receive a survey or a letter in the mail from the Census Bureau, the envelope contains information that will help you verify its legitimacy. For example:

  • “U.S. Census Bureau” in the return address or “U.S. Department of Commerce” which is the Census Bureau’s parent agency.

  • Jeffersonville, IN in the return address. The Census Bureau has a mail processing center located there.

Households will receive an invitation in the mail to complete the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.  The enclosed envelope to mail back a completed paper questionnaire would be addressed to Jeffersonville, IN, or Phoenix, AZ.

In addition to the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau conducts over 100 surveys that collect statistics on households, businesses, hospitals, and more. For information on whether a survey has the option to be completed online, please visit the survey’s webpage. Information for responding to a survey online is mailed to your address, including how to register online and/or log in.  You may also receive a reminder letter from one of our regional offices or Census Bureau headquarters in the Washington, D.C. area.