every household in the United States will be invited BY MAIL to respond to the 2020 United States Census. Responses can be submitted to the Census Bureau online, by mail, or by telephone.
Go to 2020census.gov for more information.
Some households will also receive a mailed invitation AND paper questionnaire.
Between March 16 and 24, reminder letters will be sent to remind households soliciting response to the Census.
Between March 26 and April 3, reminder postcards will be mailed to those households who have not responded to the Census completion requests.
Between April 8 and April 16, a reminder letter and paper questionnaire will be mailed to those who have not responded.
Between April 20 and April 27, a final reminder postcard will be mailed.
If no response to the final reminder, trained census takers will arrive in person to collect data.
Your data, specifically, and your community’s data, as a whole, will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade.
Your security is priority number one for the United States Census Bureau. Strict policies and statistical safeguards help protect the confidentiality of your information. The information technology infrastructure of the United States Census Bureau is designed to defend against and contain cyberthreats. Their approach is continually refined to identify, prevent, detect, and respond to cyber threats threats. Your specific data will be protected and your personal information will not be shared with any other entity, such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) or Internal Revenue Service(IRS).
Here are some of the things affected or influenced by the 2020 Census results:
• Funds for Head Start program and other early childhood care initiatives
• Funds for community healthcare clinics
• Support for teachers and special education
• Housing assistance for senior citizens and older adults
• Highway planning and construction
• Grants for buses, subways, and other public transit systems
• Resources for rural areas
• Help to sustain & restore area wildlife and prepare for wildfires
• Support for local fire departments
• Send unsolicited emails to request your participation in the Census;
• Will never ask for your Social Security number;
• Will never ask for your bank account or credit card numbers;
• Will never ask for money or donations;
• Will not contact you on behalf of a political party;
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If someone visits your home to collect a response for the 2020 Census, ask them to present a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
If you still have questions about their identity or suspect fraud, you can call 844-330-2020 to immediately to speak with a Census Bureau representative. If it is determined that the visitor who came to your door does not work for the Census Bureau, contact your local police department.