Don’t Miss Out. Be Counted!
The U.S. Census Bureau is sending additional paper questionnaires to over 16.2 million households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. All questionnaires should arrive by September 15, 2020. Only nonresponding households will receive this mailing. This is the last reminder!
Complete the questionnaire by September 30, 2020, online, or by phone in English or 12 other languages. The Census Bureau will process all paper questionnaires postmarked by September 30, 2020 and received no later than October 7, 2020.
Census takers are now visiting households that have not responded to the census to collect responses in person. Census takers are also visiting some households that have already responded as part of 2020 Census quality checks.
Hagase Contar has prepared an excellent resource, updated on August 25, 2020, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the 2020 Census, that answers questions related to COVID-19, citizenship or immigration status, how to respond in languages other than English, and much more.
Stand up for your communities and be counted.
This is our home and we all count!
What: The 2020 Census counts every person, from babies to seniors, living in the United States and five U.S. territories.
When: March 12-September 30, 2020
Why: An accurate count means more benefits for your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding goes to support schools and school lunches, hospitals, fire departments, roads, housing assistance for older adults, and much more. The constitution requires an accurate population count every 10 years to distribute this funding correctly. This is our time.
All Citizens and Non-Citizens
The 2020 Census does not ask if you or anyone in your home is a U.S. citizen. It is against the law for census information to be shared with law enforcement.
Latinos are the second-largest population group in the United States. An accurate census will ensure the fair allocation of resources and political representation.
Babies and children count too! Census 2010 missed counting 1 million children, including 400,000 Latino children. Let’s count them in 2020.
College Students need to be counted in the right place. This video explains all about it.
How: You have options! It is quick and easy to complete the census. If you respond, census staff will not need to follow up and visit your home.
Census forms were mailed last week. Just fill out the form and return it by mail in the enclosed envelope.
You can respond online at 2020census.gov using the Census ID from the letter or by providing your address.
Toll free English and Spanish Language phone lines are available every day from 4 am to 11 pm Pacific Time.
TDD (Telephone Display Device): 844-467-2020
Toll free non-English and non-Spanish Language Hours phone lines are available Monday through Friday from 5 am to 7 pm Pacific Time in 12 languages including:
Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
Questions about the 2020 Census:
- Is my information safe? Yes, it is. By federal law the Census Bureau is required to keep information confidential. All census staff take an oath to protect the public.
- Will my answers affect my ability to receive government benefits? No. All information is confidential
- Does the 2020 Census ask about citizenship status? No. The 2020 Census does not ask whether you or anyone in your home is a U.S. citizen.
- Can my answers be shared with law enforcement or used against me? No. The law prevents the Census Bureau from sharing your information with law enforcement.
- Will the 2020 Census ask for my social security number? No.
- Will the 2020 Census ask for bank or credit card numbers? No.
- Will the 2020 Census ask about my political beliefs or about my political party? No.
Need to know more?
You can help by reminding your friends and family to complete the census by September 30, 2020.