In March, the Census Bureau will begin mailing invitations to participate in the 2020 Census. The invitation will include detailed information on how to respond online, by phone, or by mail.
The 2020 Census questionnaire contains 12 short questions about the individuals living in each home as of April 1, 2020. Responses are strictly confidential and only used to produce statistics.
In May - July, census workers will begin visiting homes that have not responded to ensure everyone is counted.
The Census Bureau will not send emails requesting individuals participate in the 2020 Census. In addition, census workers will never ask for Social Security numbers, bank account or credit card numbers, or money or donations.
Census workers visiting homes to collect responses will have an ID badge with their photo, a Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
Residents that suspect they have received a fraudulent email or are visited by an individual claiming to be a census worker without valid ID should contact the Census Bureau at (800) 923-8282.