Every household can respond online, by mail, or by phone.
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The U.S. census is a national population count that occurs every 10 years.
Residents should complete the census because it is safe, easy, and important.
Most households will receive a letter asking you to go online to complete the census questionnaire in March 2020.
Completing the census should take no more than 10 minutes.
Yes, you may help someone in your family complete their census. No power of attorney or guardianship is required.
If you haven’t responded by April 1, 2020, you will receive a reminder and will eventually receive a paper questionnaire in the mail. Census workers, also known as enumerators, will only visit households that did not respond to the Census survey in late April through early July 2020.
The census will collect basic information about the people living in your household. The Census Bureau will never ask for social security numbers, bank or credit card account numbers, money, donations, or anything on behalf of a political party.
No. The citizenship question will not be on the census and information cannot be accessed by any law enforcement agency, including DHS, ICE, FBI, or any other organization.
Personal data and census information is secure. The U.S. Census Bureau has a robust cybersecurity program and follows federal security standards for encrypting data.
The Census Bureau encourages residents to complete one form per household to the best of your ability. However, if two families live in one dwelling and complete two separate forms under the same address, the U.S. Census Bureau will merge those surveys. No individual will be omitted.
Census Day is April 1, 2020. If you’re moving or share custody of children, count yourself and your kids where they will be located on April 1, 2020.