Riverton City is taking proactive steps to ensure the 2020 Census provides the most accurate count possible of the population of Riverton, Utah. The Census is critical to measure Riverton’s growth, help the city plan for the future, and to ensure federal and state resources are appropriately allocated to our city for the next 10 years. If you live in the United States you are required by law to participate in the 2020 count. #RivertonCounts
What is the Census?
The 2020 Census will count every person living in 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 Census is mandated by Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution.
Why is the Census important?
An accurate Census count is critical for Riverton City. Official Census data guides federal, state and local decisions on how billions of dollars annually are distributed to support education, health and welfare, infrastructure, transportation, and much more. Census information helps determine where to: build homes, build roads, establish parks, establish routes for public transit, build schools, allocate resources, etc.
What is Riverton City doing for the Census?
Riverton City is taking proactive steps to ensure residents know 1) the importance of the Census to our community and 2) to encourage all residents to take the Census by disseminating information using multiple communication platforms. The Census itself is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and not Riverton City.
Who should you be counted?
It is critical that every person living in Riverton be counted, from a newborn baby to a 101-year-old lifetime resident for the reasons stated above. Whether resident or nonresident, undocumented immigrant or citizen, all people must be counted in the 2020 Census. By federal law, all persons must be counted.
When and how to take the Census?
By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. Riverton City encourages residents to respond to Census invitations as soon as possible. The U.S. Census Bureau will begin visiting all homes who don't respond to the Census in May 2020.
April 1 is Census Day, a key reference date for the 2020 Census. When completing the census, you will include everyone living in your home on April 1.