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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Invitations to Respond to 2020 Census to be Delivered Beginning March 12th

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The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation — who we are, where we live, and so much more.

The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.

Households will receive an invitation to respond to the 2020 Census between March 12th - 20th. There are additional reminders to respond that will be mailed throughout the month. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail. If a household does not respond to the 2020 Census, a census taker will follow up in person to collect their response. This will occur between May and July.

The 2020 Census asks how many people are living or staying at each address. For each person, we ask about name, sex, age, date of birth, relationship, Hispanic origin, and race. We also will ask whether the housing unit, such as the house, apartment, or mobile home, is owned or rented, and for contact information in case additional information is needed.

Your information is completely confidential and protected by law and cannot be shared with any other government agencies, including law enforcement or immigration officials. Federal law (U.S. Code Title 13, Section 9) protects your privacy and keeps your answers safe and secure. By law, the U.S. Census Bureau can use your responses only to produce statistics.

For more information on the 2020 Census, including FAQs, please visit:

Businesses and individuals who are interested in partnering with the 2020 Census to spread the word in their communities can contact Partnership Specialist Kat Andrews at

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