Update: Deadline for completing your US Census has been moved from October 31 to October 15, 2020.
The 2020 Census has finished taking responses.
Census workers will resume some no-contact deliveries of invitations and questionnaires to households that did not receive them when all field operations were suspended in March as a result of the COVID-19 virus. For information about how to identify a census worker, click here.
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.
The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail.
From March 12 through October 15 , households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail. View the Census Timeline here.
Frequently Asked Questions about the 2020 Census
What questions will be asked in the 2020 Census?
Am I required to respond to the Census?
How will the Census help my community?
Should I count EVERYONE living in my house on April 1, 2020?
What about BABIES and young children?
Will there be Census Workers in my neighborhood? How can I verify that someone is a Census Worker?
Do people who are experiencing homelessness get counted?
Guides to completing the Census in 60 languages plus large print and braille.
Find out more about the 2020 US Census here or visit your local library.