U.S. Census 2020: Be Counted
UPDATE: HOW TO RESPOND DURING THE CORONAVIRUS
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
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau is continually adjusting 2020 Census operations in order to:
- Protect the health and safety of the American public and Census Bureau employees.
- Implement guidance from Federal, State, and local authorities regarding COVID-19.
- Ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities
Online, phone and mailed self-responses continue throughout the data collection process.
March 12 – July 31
March 12 - September 30, 2020
Nonresponse Followup (NRFU)
Census takers will interview households in person. New dates will cover areas previously scheduled for "Early NRFU."
May 13 – July 31
The Census Bureau began soft-launching NRFU on July 16, 2020, and it will soon be underway across the entire country. All area census offices will complete their work by September 30, 2020.
Group Quarters (E-Response & Paper Enumeration)
Many group quarters have already begun responding through our e-Response enumeration option.
April 2 – June 5
April 2 – September 3
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.