Census 2020 - The Census is Beginning Mid-March
Responding is important. A complete count helps ensure that services like Medicare, Medicaid, social security, and public transportation can support those who need them.
The Census is Beginning Mid-March
You Choose how you want to respond:
You can respond online in English or in 12 additional languages. The online questionnaire is accessible, following the latest web accessibility guidelines. We’ll also have a video in American Sign Language available to guide you through responding online.
You can respond by phone in English or in 12 additional languages. You can also respond in English by TDD at 844-467-2020.
By mid-April, a paper questionnaire will be mailed from the Census to every household that hasn’t already responded. (Some households will receive a paper questionnaire along with the first invitation in March.)
Braille and large print guides will also be available online to assist you with completing the paper questionnaire.
American Sign Language
If necessary, you can respond in person beginning in mid-May. Census takers will visit all households that have not yet responded.
Census takers will be available who can communicate in American Sign Language and additional languages. When the census taker visits to help you respond, you can request that another census taker who communicates in American Sign Language returns, if you prefer.
If you prefer, you may also choose to have another member of your household interact with the census taker.
- Responding is safe. All of the information you share with us is protected by law and cannot be used against you.
- Responding is accessible. Census is doing everything they can to ensure the ways to respond are accessible for everyone.
Any questions? Please visit 2020census.gov. This website is 508 compliant and accessible to people of all abilities.