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Posted: July 27, 2020

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

Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe, and important.

It’s easy.

  • Responding takes only a few minutes to complete.
  • 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.
  • We will not share your responses 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.