Lorena Rivera
Maryland Census Director

Adam Gruzs
Chief of Staff
(410) 767-4613

Randall Nixon
Associate Director, Maryland Census
(410) 767-8796

Maria Sofia
Executive Associate
(410) 767-4485


 Maryland Census 2020

What is the Census?

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a count of every person living in the United States every 10 years, mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2.  The data collected by the decennial census determines the number of seats Maryland has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to its local communities. (See sample Census 2020 questionnaire)
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The law requires the Census Bureau to keep all information confidential and use it only to
produce statistics.  


Why the Census?

  • Critical Distribution of Federal Funds
  • Funds Government and Community Programs and Services
  • Helps Business Leaders with Investment Decisions
  • Used for Reapportionment and Redistricting

The Maryland State Data Center, part of the Department of Planning, is designated as the state's liaison to the U.S. Census Bureau.​ 

​​For all general inquiries or information requests, please email



The Census is Private and Confidential

Federal Law Protects Your Information. The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by Title 13 of the United States Code. This law not only provides authority for the work of the Census Bureau, but also provides strong protection for the information it collects from individuals and businesses. As a result, the Census Bureau has one of the strongest confidentiality guarantees in the federal government.
It is against the law for any Census Bureau employee to disclose or publish any census or survey information that identifies an individual or business. This is true even for inter-agency communication: the FBI and other government entities do not have the legal right to access this information. In fact, when these protections have been challenged, Title 13's confidentiality guarantee has been upheld.
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