The 2020 Census is here! Complete your online form in minutes to shape the future of your community

The 2020 Census is here! Complete your online form in minutes to shape the future of your community

Today (April 1, 2020) is Census Day, the day that determines who is counted in the 2020 Census and where they are counted.

It is critical that everyone participates in the 2020 Census. Results from the census will determine the amount of federal funding your community receives for programs including school lunches, road repairs, housing vouchers, education and medicare. Census data is also utilized to attract new businesses to local areas, planning for hospitals, forecasting future housing needs and drawing federal, state and local legislative districts.

Throughout the month of March, all households received invitation letters to complete the 2020 Census online or by phone. These letters include a unique Census ID, which will speed up the process of completing your Census form. If you already recycled your letters, you can easily complete your census form without your ID; an extra step of identifying your household address will be added.

How to complete the census

Completing your 2020 Census form online is safe, secure and quick to do! You can select one of thirteen languages and easily answer each question one-by-one. If at any time you don't understand a question, you will be able to click a "help" button which will provide details for the selected question. Get started by visiting the 2020 Census website.

If you prefer to respond via phone, simply call 844-330-2020 to complete the 2020 Census in English. To respond to the census in one of the additional twelve languages, please visit the language support page. For convenience, each language has its own phone number. All phone lines are open each day 6am-1am CST.

To respond via mail, you will need to wait until you receive a paper form in the mail. This envelope's return address will say "U.S. Census Bureau" and "U.S. Department of Commerce." View the Bureau's responding by mail page to learn more about responding by mail.

Challenge your friends to complete the 2020 Census! 
Ensure your friends and family are counted in the 2020 Census! Visit the U.S. Census Bureau's Outreach Page to download the pledge graphic to share on your social media accounts.