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Posted: September 22, 2020

Have You Responded to the Census Yet? It's Not Too Late!

Sept. 30 is the deadline for completing the 2020 Census.

It's easy! Responding takes only a few minutes.

  • You can respond online or by phone in one of 13 languages and find assistance in many more. Language Support
  • It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone, or by mail -- all without having to meet a census taker. It’s safe.
  • Your response is safe, secure, and confidential. Your information is protected by law.
  • Your responses won't be shared with immigration or law enforcement agencies.
  • By law, your answers can only be used to produce statistics.
  • Responding now will minimize the need for a census taker to follow up and visit your home later this year.
  • Census takers will wear masks when they interview households in person. The interviews are quick and can be done outside your home and 6 feet apart.
  • It’s Important. Your response matters.

Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for health care, emergency response, schools, education programs, roads, and other public services.

Responding to the 2020 Census in this time of social distancing makes a difference for the well-being of your community and helps shape the future.
Results from the 2020 Census will determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.
Complete the 2020 Census now so your community will have the resources it needs over the next 10 years.

An accurate census count helps communities get the resources they need for emergency and disaster response.