— City of Sugar Land (@SugarLandtxgov) August 24, 2020
Residents have until Sept. 30 this year to complete their census response. This data, collected every 10 years, is meant to provide an accurate count of the community to determine how much money cities can receive from the federal government.
This funding goes toward bettering local roads, supporting local businesses and improving city infrastructure, Sugar Land's announcement said on its website.
The survey, which, for the first time, can be completed online this year, has nine questions and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Residents can respond to the census online at https://my2020census.gov/.
Census responses can also be completed by phone. In-person census takers will visit unresponsive households and will wear a mask when doing so, following local public health guidelines.
In the 2010 census, Sugar Land had an 85% response rate, according to the city's website. Sugar Land has a complete count committee of residents responsible for outreach and education about the 2020 census.
The city's goal is to reach a 100% response rate by the Sept. 30 deadline. For more local census information, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/census2020.