It is time to complete the 2020 Census for your household. Data collected in the 2020 Census will determine the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds per year to states and communities for schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs. It is important that we all respond to shape the future of our communities. Learn more at 2020Census.gov.
Complete your 2020 Census form here: https://my2020census.gov/
By April 1, most homes will have received an invitation to respond. Homes that have not already responded will receive a paper questionnaire in mid-April.
From May through July, census takers will follow up in person with every home that has not responded to the census.
Complete the Census Online:
Your Census ID can be found on the letter or questionnaire you receive from the Census Bureau. These mailings began arriving between March 12-20. After clicking the “Start Questionnaire” button on the online form, you will be prompted to enter your Census ID.
Complete the Census 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 below.
Census Frequently Asked Questions
What questions does the 2020 Census ask?
The 2020 Census asks how many people are living or staying at each address. For each person, we ask about name, sex, age, date of birth, relationship, Hispanic origin, and race. We also will ask whether the housing unit, such as the house, apartment, or mobile home, is owned or rented, and for contact information in case additional information is needed. There is no citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
Learn more about the questions asked.
How is the census data used?
By law, the U.S. Census Bureau can use your responses only to produce statistics. 2020 Census results will help in directing billions of dollars in federal funds to communities for schools, roads, and other public services. Results from the 2020 Census will also help to determine the number of seats that each state has in Congress.
Learn more about why your answers matter.
What do I do if I can’t find my Census ID?
Your Census ID is the 12-digit number that can be found on your questionnaire, letter, and postcard. You can still respond online to the 2020 Census even if you did not receive a letter or paper questionnaire. Go to my2020census.gov and select the link that says, “If you do not have a Census ID, click here.” It is located below the Census ID login field.
Where should I could children in a joint custody arrangement?
Parents and guardians should count children at the address where they live and sleep most of the time. If a child spends an equal amount of time in two or more homes, count the child where they were staying on April 1, 2020.
Should I still count grandchildren living with me if their parent does not live or stay here?
Yes. All children, including babies, should be counted at their usual residence, even if their parent does not live and sleep at the same address. The usual residence is where the child lives and sleeps most of the time. If you are not sure, count them at the address of the place where the child was staying on April 1, 2020.
Should I include any foster children in my home in my response?
Yes, foster children should be counted at their usual residence, where they live and sleep most of the time. If you are not sure, count them at the address of the place where the child was staying on April 1, 2020.
Does the census count the children of roommates, housemates, roomers, or tenants?
Yes, the children of roommates, housemates, roomers, and tenants should be counted at their usual residence. This means where the child lives and sleeps most of the time. If you are not sure, count them at the address of the place where the child was staying on April 1, 2020.
I’m the only person who lives here. How do I respond?
Enter 1 for the number of people and provide information for Person One. However, please make sure you count all adults, children, and babies living or staying with you, even if they are only there temporarily. Visit Who To Count to learn more.
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