2020 Census

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories—once, only once, and in the right place. This census is conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. 

Visit the official city of Lexington's census website at WeCountLex.org

Why we do it

The results of the census determine your congressional representation as well as federal funding for states and communities. Every year, more than $675 billion goes toward hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and more.

It's also mandated by the Constitution: The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.

When you can take the 2020 Census 

By April 1, 2020, households will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You'll then have three ways to respond: online, by phone, or by mail. 

For the first time ever, you'll be able to respond to the census online! Sign up below for a reminder to complete the 2020 Census.

Get an email reminder

Everyone must complete the 2020 Census

If you live in the United States, you are required by law to participate in the 2020 count, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau. A complete and accurate count is critical, as the results of the 2020 Census will affect congressional representation, community funding, and more. 

Your data is protected by law 

The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law (Title 13 of the U.S. Code) to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. In fact, every employee takes an oath to protect your personal information for life.

The answers you provide are used only to produce statistics. You are kept anonymous: The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you.

How the Census Bureau protects your data


'WeCountLex' is the city of Lexington's Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census.

The Committee includes a diverse group of local government officials, business leaders, community organizations, educators, faith-based groups, and others from all across the community. They are charged with ensuring that every person is counted in Lexington. 

With an accurate county, Lexington will receive federal funding targeted toward schools, public safety, social programs and more.  


Lexington's Complete Count Committee 

Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count, including several employment opportunities in Kentucky. 

The Bureau is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen.

Apply for a Census job

Historical Response Rate Maps for Fayette County

Census Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM)
Developed to make it easier to identify hard-to-survey areas and to provide a socioeconomic and demographic characteristic profile of these areas using American Community Survey (ACS) estimates.

Fayette County's 2019 Low Response Score and Indicators Map
A map of Fayette County, KY census block groups showing Census Low Response Score of the mail non-response rate to the Decennial Census. The Low Response Score (LRS) reflects the predicted mail non-response rate of a given statistical area.


Contact the Area Census Office

771 Corporate Drive, Suite 112
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 788-4000



2020 WeCountLex meeting schedule

All meetings will be held at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane at 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, January 8
Wednesday, February 12
Wednesday, March 11
Canceled – Wednesday, April 8
Canceled – Wednesday, May 13
Canceled – Wednesday, June 10