Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020





Respond When You Receive Your Invitation

The 2020 Census is underway and is ready for America to respond. The first invitations are arriving in the mail at an estimated 140 million households between last Thursday, March 12 and this Friday, March 20.

Plan to include everyone you expect to live in your home on April 1.

You can respond online in one of 13 languages and find assistance in many more. 

Take the Census

Here's what to expect in the mail:

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2020 Census Operational Updates

The U.S. Census Bureau continues to carefully monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and follow the guidance of federal, state, and local health authorities. We are adjusting some operations with two key principles in mind: protecting the health and safety of our staff and the public, and fulfilling our statutory requirement to deliver the 2020 Census counts to the President on schedule.

Beginning today, in support of guidance on what we can all do to help slow the spread of coronavirus, 2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020.

For the latest operational updates, see our statement on modifying 2020 Census operations.

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America Counts Story: College Students Count in 2020 Census

In Student Housing, Off Campus or With Parents, College Students Count in 2020 Census In Student Housing, Off Campus or With Parents, College Students Count in 2020 Census

College towns across the country depend on students’ responses to the census. The reason: Census results help determine how much federal funding communities will receive over the next 10 years. Continue Reading...

See our previous operational update about counting college students in the 2020 Census.


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New 2020 Census Website Updates

The 2020 Census website now includes instructions about how to respond to the 2020 Census online.

Expanded “How to Respond” content includes:

Integrated Communications Campaign

The Census Bureau’s “Shape Your Future” campaign shifted its messaging on March 13 from awareness to motivation, now focusing on inspiring and motivating the public to complete the 2020 Census form. The massive public education effort is aimed at reaching all audiences, including multicultural and hard-to-count populations, with ads in English and 12 other languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.