January – March 2019: The U.S. Census Bureau opens 39 area census offices. These offices open early to support Address Canvassing.
June – September 2019: The Census Bureau opens the remaining 209 area census offices. The offices support and manage the census takers who work all over the country to conduct the census.
August 2019: The Census Bureau conducts in-field address canvassing. Census takers visit areas that have added or lost housing in recent years to ensure that the Census Bureau's address list is up to date.
January 2020: The Census Bureau begins counting the population in remote Alaska.
April 1, 2020: Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, households will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You'll then have three options for responding: online, by mail, or by phone.
April 2020: Census takers begin following up with households around selected colleges and universities. Census takers also begin conducting quality check interviews.
May 2020: The Census Bureau begins following up with households that have not responded.
December 2020: The Census Bureau delivers apportionment counts to the president.
"Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand..."
Population determines the number of House Representatives your state is allotted.
Every person counts in the Census because "more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities every year." This affects our public schools, public works like the highway department, colleges/universities, hospitals, etc.
Census data is not released with identifying information for 72 years. When these Census collections are published they provide valuable information for genealogy enthusiasts and those wanting to learn more about their family trees.
Must complete Census as head of household.
Census ID will be available on Census correspondence.
If you don't have your Census ID, you can use your home address.
Starting March 9, respondents can call these toll-free numbers for assistance or to respond to the 2020 Census by phone.
|Chinese (Mandarin):||844-391-2020||Chinese (Cantonese):||844-398-2020|
|English (Puerto Rico residents):||844-418-2020||Spanish (Puerto Rico residents):||844-426-2020|
|Telephone Display Device (TDD):||844-467-2020|