The census takes place every 10 years, and the data acquired provides the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to states, counties and communities across the country.
March 12-20 – An invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census.
March 16-24 – A reminder letter will arrive via U.S. mail (if you haven’t responded yet).
March 26-24 – A reminder postcard will arrive via U.S. mail.
April 1 – Census Day
April 8-16 – Reminder letter and paper questionnaire.
April 20-27 – Final reminder postcard before an in person follow up.
How Do I Avoid Scams?
The U.S. Census Bureau is committed to making the 2020 Census quick, easy, and safe for all participants. Here are some tips to help you stay safe.
During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never:
Send unsolicited email requesting participation in the census
Ask for your Social Security number
Ask for your bank account or credit card numbers
Ask for Money or donations
If someone visits your home to collect a response for the 2020 Census, you can verify their identity by checking that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
If you suspect fraud, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.