The goal of the census is to count everyone, only once, where they live. Information collected is confidential and will never be shared with immigration or law enforcement agencies or allow it to be used to determine eligibility for government benefits. The census occurs once every ten (10) years, local benefits to correct census counts include school lunches, street improvements and medical services. This year's census begins on April 1, 2020, mark your calendars and be sure to participate. For more information about the 2020 Census call 972.219.3400 or visit census.gov.