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EVERYONE COUNTS in the City of Milton - that's why we need every person residing in Milton to fill out the 2020 Census.

The census provides vital information for OUR community - AND FOR YOU!


Census at a glance

The census is much more than just a head count. It provides a picture of our nation that helps determine where to build new schools, hospitals, and businesses; how federal funding is distributed; and how congressional seats are apportioned. It also helps us see how our communities have changed over time. That’s why an accurate count is so important.


Locally, the Census:

  • Determines district boundaries, and how many representatives each state gets in Congress
  • Determines the annual distribution of federal funds—now over $675 billion each year. In Georgia, each person is approximately $1,600 per year for their City or town.
  • Provides statistics to plan for new roads, schools, and emergency services.
  • Helps businesses determine where to open.


So, make sure YOU are counted in Census 2020 - #MiltonEveryoneCounts



You can respond to the Census in three ways: online at, by phone or by mail. If you've already responded, please encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same!

If you can't find your Census number, or didn't receive one in the mail, you can still fill out the Census!

  • Go to
  • Press “Start Questionnaire”
  • Underneath the blue "Login" button, click the option that says: "If you do not have a Census ID, click here."
  • Follow the prompts!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Census important to me?

Responding to the census is not only your civic duty, it also affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future, and your representation in government. Specifically, data from the 2020 Census are used to:

• Ensure public services and funding for schools, hospitals, and fire departments.

• Plan new homes and businesses and improve neighborhoods.

• Determine how many seats your state is allocated in the House of Representatives

When will I complete the census?

The next census will take place in 2020. Beginning in mid-March, people will receive a notice in the mail to complete the 2020 Census. Once you receive it, you can respond online. In May, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin following up in person with households that haven’t responded to the census.

How can I respond?

In 2020, for the first time ever, the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online, but you can still respond by phone or mail if you prefer. Responding should take less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee.

What information will be requested?

The decennial census will collect basic information about the people living in your household. When completing the census, you should count everyone who is living in your household on April 1, 2020.

Confidential and Secure

Strict federal law protects your census responses. It is against the law for any Census Bureau employee to disclose or publish any census information that identifies an individual or business. Census Bureau employees take a lifelong pledge of confidentiality to handle data responsibly and keep respondents’ information private. The penalty for wrongful disclosure is a fine of up to $250,000 or imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both. No law enforcement agency (not the DHS, ICE, FBI, or CIA) can access or use your personal information at any time. Data collected can only be used for statistical purposes that help inform important decisions, including how much federal funding your community receives. The Census Bureau will never ask for your Social Security number, bank or credit card account numbers, money or donations, or anything on behalf of a political party. The Census Bureau has a robust cybersecurity program that incorporates industry best practices and federal security standards for encrypting data. To make sure you and your community are counted, learn

Census forms will be mailed in Mid-March. Milton residents should expect to receive them them March 12-22.


Below is the envelope each household will receive in the mail:


Census 2020 envelope 1       Census 2020 envelope 2


Below is what you should expect to find in the envelope, including your household's 12-digit Census ID, which you need to complete the form online, by mail or by phone.

Census 2020 Invitation

If you need language assistance, please click HERE  for more information.