From March 12-20, households will receive the first of several invitations from the U.S. Census Bureau to participate in the 2020 Census. We are encouraging everyone to respond as soon as you receive your invitation with the provided instructions.
It has never been easier to complete the Census on your own, whether online, over the phone, or by mail:
Online: Visit https://my2020census.gov/ to complete the online questionnaire in English as well as 12 additional languages.
Phone: U.S. households can respond over the phone in English at (844) 330-2020 or in 12 other languages found at https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.html. Telephone assistance is available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. EDT for those who prefer to respond by phone.
Mail: Some households—in areas less likely to respond online—will receive a paper questionnaire in the first mailing; all households that have not responded online or by phone will receive a paper questionnaire between April 8 and April 16. The paper questionnaire includes a prepaid postage envelope to return it by mail.
Census takers plan to conduct the Non-response Follow up operation in a handful of communities beginning as early as April 9, and across the country on May 13. Households can still respond on their own during this phase (online and phone response is available through July 31).
The U.S. Census Bureau continues to carefully monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and follow the guidance of federal, state and local health authorities. The key message right now for anyone with questions about how COVID-19 will affect the 2020 Census: It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker.