Census 2020: Get Counted!

2020 Census Timeline

2020 Census Key Dates

  • March 12 - 20

    Invitations sent to respond online

  • March 16 - April 3

    Reminder letters and postcards sent

  • April 1

    Census Day

  • April 8-16

    Reminder letters sent with paper questionnaire

  • April 20-27

    Final postcard sent before in-person follow-up

  • May 4-July 24

    Non-Response follow-up visit

3 Ways to Complete the Census

By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.  The 2020 Census marks the first time you'll have the option to respond online.  You can even respond on your mobile device!  You will have three options for responding:

  1. Online.

  2. By Phone.

  3. By Mail.


Why is the Census Important

The census is a way to have your voice heard, to make a difference. It’s the perfect time to be a face in the crowd. On April 1, 2020, the United States will conduct its constitutionally mandated decennial (10 year) census to determine the current population of the United States.


Avoid Fraud

During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask you for:

  • Your Social Security number.

  • Money or donations.

  • Anything on behalf of a political party.

  • Your bank or credit card account numbers.

If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau contacts you via email or phone and asks you for one of these things, it's a scam, and you should not cooperate. For more information, visit Avoiding Fraud and Scams.

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