You should have received your 2020 Census Invitation by March 20.
You can now go online and complete the Census. If you didn’t receive a postcard or letter, you can still complete the Census online or by telephone at 844-330-2020. The sample below shows where to find your residence or Census ID code.
Responding by Phone
You have the option of completing the questionnaire by phone. To begin, call 844-330-2020, or call the number associated with your preferred language. View Language Support.
Completing the Census online is safe. Clicking on my2020census.gov will take you directly to the Census Bureau’s page. You do not need your social security number or any financial information to complete the Census.
It’s easy—only takes 10 minutes—the Census webpage my2020census.gov will take you through each step.
And it’s important. A complete count of everyone living in the United States is essential, because the data collected determines community funding, congressional representation, and more.
It’s vital that everyone is counted, even infants and young children. If you do not include all children, they will not be counted, and funding for programs that families rely on will be lost for the next 10 years. That’s most of their childhood!
What is the Census?
Census 2020 is a count of every person living in the United States and its territories.
The count includes children and newborn babies, citizens and noncitizens, and temporary residents living in the United States on April 1. The Constitution requires a Census every 10 years, and it only takes 10 minutes to complete.
Do I have to participate?
Participation is required, but it’s safe because your information is kept private and secure.
No information is collected about immigration status. By law, the Census Bureau cannot share information with any other government agency.
Why is it important?
Schools. Health clinics and hospitals. Fire departments. Roads and highways. Even local businesses and services.
The Census determines how billions of dollars are spent on all these services and more. Your response matters, because a complete and correct population count makes sure that your community gets its share of support for all these public services.
The Census also determines congressional representation and voting districts, so getting counted makes sure your community has power and a voice in government.
How do I get counted?
It’s quick and easy to respond online or by telephone.
By now, each home will have received an invitation to complete a simple survey about the people who live and sleep there. We’ve gathered information for families here that explains when and how to respond and who should be counted.
Partner agencies can help. Please encourage the families you work with every day to complete the Census. More details on the Census process and a toolkit of resources to explain and promote the Census are available here.
- If you don’t fill-out the Census online, a paper questionnaire will be mailed to you. Click here for more information about responding my mail.
- If you don’t complete the Census before May, you will be visited by a Census Taker.
- Even if you have completed the Census, the Census Bureau may randomly follow-up with a home visit.