U.S. Census 2020: Be Counted


In support of guidance on what we can all do to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, 2020 Census field operations will be suspended until April 1.

During this pause in field operations, I encourage everyone to go online today and fill out the brief form at https://2020census.gov/.

With the flexibility and support of the American people, we will achieve a complete and accurate count which helps guide funding decisions for things like hospitals, roads and emergency services. U.S. Census Bureau.


2020 Census Video Prize Challenge- Deadline Extended: May 7th

Census Accelerate, an initiative of the Census Open Innovation Labs, at the U.S. Census Bureau, has launched its first-ever video prize competition to reward the most engaging, impactful and informative videos about the 2020 Census - with a total of $50,000 in cash prizes.

Census Accelerate is challenging civically engaged content creators and organizations in supporting a complete count of your communities by submitting your outreach videos.

Due to feedback and sensitivity to rapidly evolving developments with the public health environment and the 2020 Census operational timeline, the deadline for video submissions is now May 7th at 11:59pm EDT:

  • Grand Prize - $30,000, Runner Up $10,000, Student Prize $10,000
  • Video should be 30 sec to 3 min
  • Videos should speak to a hard to count community
  • Content should align with the ‘reminder phase’ of the census: "It's not too late to respond either online, via phone, or by mail."
  • Please see FAQ's here
  • Join an Info Session/ Video Prep event on April 23rd from 3:00-5:00pm EDT

Contact census.accelerate@census.gov if you have any questions.


2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19:

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:

  1. Protect the health and safety of Census Bureau employees and the American public.

  2. Implement guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities.

  3. Ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities.


The table below summarizes the adjustments to operations:


Planned Schedule


Revised Schedule

Self-Response Phase (online, phone, mail)

March 12–July 31


March 12–August 14

Update Leave

March 15–April 17


March 29–May 1

Update Enumerate

March 16–April 30

Suspended and extended

March 16–May 14

Mobile Questionnaire Assistance

March 30–July 31


April 13–August 14

Early Nonresponse Follow up (NRFU)

April 9–July 31


May 7–August 14

Nonresponse Follow up (NRFU) and NRFU Re-interview

May 13–July 31


May 28–August 14

Group Quarters Enumeration

April 2–June 5


April 16–June 19

Service-Based Enumeration

March 30–April 1


April 29–May 1

Census counts people experiencing homelessness outdoors

April 1


May 1

Enumeration of Transitory Locations

April 9–May 4


April 23–May 18

Deliver apportionment counts to the President

By December 31

On schedule

By December 31

Deliver redistricting counts to states

By April 1, 2021

On schedule

By April 1, 2021


No Form? No Problem

Many residents have recevied blue forms from the United States Census, similar to this one. If the letter has not come to your mailbox yet or if you have misplaced it, no worries, you can still fill out the Census online, today! For additional guidance, click here.  


It is important that we all participate for the counting of all of the people living in the United States. Not only does this national count record basic information such as age, sex, and race; the United States' founders thought this data was so important they mandated it as part of the Constitution. And the Census is about representation. Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determine how many seats each state gets.

Learn more about the 2020 Census and be counted!


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Recent Votes

Date Roll Call Bill Vote
7/31/2020 178 H.R.7617 Yea
7/31/2020 177 H.R.7617 Nay
7/31/2020 176 H.R.7617 Nay
7/30/2020 175 H.R.7617 Yea
7/30/2020 174 H.R.7617 Yea