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The 2020 Census is underway and households across America are responding every day. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations in order to:
Although the Census Bureau extended the timing of their operations, the basic requirements haven’t changed. All citizens are still required to respond to the Census. By now, you should have received an invitation to respond. The sooner you respond, the sooner the reminders will stop!
Here are answers to some 2020 Census Frequently Asked Questions:
Do we count college students that have returned home?
What does the Invitation to Respond envelope look like?
See visuals of our Census 2020 mailings here: https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-kits/2020/2020-census-mailings.html
Can I answer the questionnaire without the code in the Invitation to Respond?
Yes! Visit my2020census.gov to complete the questionnaire with or without a code.
I like the paper questionnaire. Will I need to pay to mail it back?
No, it has postage on the return envelope and is ready to mail.
What if more than 10 people are in my household?
It is best to answer online or by phone for a larger household as you may include up to 99 people in your response.
Where can I find language assistance for the census?
See print guides in 59 languages here: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/2020-census/planning-management/language-resources/language-guides.html
When will I be able to see how well my community is responding?
As of March 20th you will be able to Census Self-Response Rates here: https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html
What are the Census phone numbers?
The Census Bureau is offering live, non-English help by phone between 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. ET. Below are phone numbers for help in specified languages: