Every decade, the U.S. government collects data on the people within its borders and the economy in general. In 2020, the United States Census Bureau will conduct a census; thus, anyone planning to relocate within the year should have all essential details regarding their move.
Usual Residence Concept
The developers of the first U.S. Census in 1790 came up with the idea of “usual residence” for use as the primary determinant of where the individual’s census procedure takes place. Taking into account that the 2020 census is scheduled for April 1, any individual who moves before March 31 will get counted at their new place of residence, according to the Census Bureau. However, this does not apply to individuals who plan to relocate on April 1 or shortly thereafter. According to the Census Bureau, counting individuals will be in their exact location whether they plan to move after the census is conducted or not.
Will Travelers Get Counted?
Of course, people aren’t mandated to stay home on Census Day, so many individuals happen to be traveling. As stated by the Census Bureau, individuals visiting another home or town who plan to return to their usual residence will count as part of the residence they most frequently reside in. Also, individuals who live in more than one location due to work will count as residents of the place they spend most of their time. On the other hand, foreigners who happen to be in the U.S. on Census Day do not count as part of the census population. Additionally, individuals who previously moved to other nations for work or studies before or within the year will not count as part of the 2020 Census if they happen to be out of the country on April 1. However, this rule does not apply to military persons temporarily deployed to other countries, as long as they live in a U.S. group arrangement, such as a barrack. Moving during the census period is overwhelming if you want to be counted in the census. At Tate The Great Moving Company, LLC, we provide residential and commercial moving services throughout Atlanta and the nearby regions. We offer a 10% discount for senior citizens, active military, and students, and we also provide free shrink wrap, furniture pads, and tape to ease the moving process. Contact us today to hire our expert moving services.