Homes across the country have begun receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways:
- online, by phone or by mail. The 2020 Census is the latest once-a-decade count undertaken by
- the United States to determine who lives where so that everyone is represented fairly in
- government and resources are distributed to communities across the country.
For most households, the invitation to the 2020 Census will be to complete an online survey, but geographic areas less likely to respond online may receive a paper questionnaire, too. A few households might even have a form dropped off or — in the most remote and difficult-to-count areas — will be counted in person by a census taker.
The U.S. Census Bureau has a toll-free number for the survey but anticipates most households will complete the 2020 Census over the internet. For most, the process is as easy as entering a special identifying code online, answering a few questions about the household, and providing the following information about people living there on April 1:
- Full names
- Age and date of birth
- Hispanic origin, if any
For more information about the 2020 Census, visit www.2020census.gov.