How Will I Respond?

Responding to the census is easier than ever this year! By April1, 2020 every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:

  • Online
  • By Mail
  • By Phone

In mid-March, Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census. Watch the video posted below to see how to respond online!

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What Will I Receive In The Mail?

Most households are likely to respond online, therefore most homes will receive a letter asking you to go online to complete the census questionnaire or respond by phone. Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with their invitation. The invitation will also include information about how to respond online or by phone.

On or between March 12th through March 20th you will receive an invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census. Some households will also receive paper questionnaires. During the period of March 16th through March 24th households will receive a reminder letter. If by March 26th through April 3rd, you still haven’t responded you will receive a reminder postcard. By April 8th through April 16th you will be receiving a reminder letter and paper questionnaire. Finally, by April 20th through April 27th, if you still have not responded to the 2020 Census, you will receive a final reminder postcard before a census worker follows up in person!