Why should I take the census?
- By participating you are securing additional funding for your community’s hospitals, fire departments, schools and roads as well as other social services.
- You are also ensuring greater political representation for your community.
Is my privacy violated by the census?
- Title 13 Section 9 ensures that all census data must be private, and cannot even be shared with other governmental organizations under penalty of law.
- Strict policies and IT infrastructure safeguards maintain data security.
- Questions about citizenship status WILL NOT appear on the 2020 census.
How can I respond to the census?
- You can respond online at my2020census.gov.
- You can respond via phone by calling 844-330-2020.
- You can respond through mail by sending a completed census form to the US Census Bureau.
Who needs to be counted when I respond to the census?
- You should include everyone who regularly sleeps at your residence, even including: roommates, young children, newborns and anyone who is renting a space in your home. This includes non-citizens.
- You DO NOT need to include students who dorm at a university, active military personnel, people in nursing facilities or people in correctional facilities.
How long do I have to respond to the census?
- July 31, 2020 is still the last date for households to respond to the 2020 census.