frequently asked questions

Q. Will the Census Bureau come knock on my door to count me in the Census?

Yes, BUT not until August– at the earliest.

You can respond NOW online, by telephone, or by mail by filling out the paper questionnaire you received in the mail and mailing it back. Respond using these methods and avoid having someone visit your home.

Q. How can verify the person knocking on my door works for the Census Bureau?

 

First, check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.

 

If you still have questions about their identity, you can call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.

Source: https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/programs-surveys/decennial/2020-census/2020-Census-Residence-Criteria.pdf

https://2020census.gov/en/avoiding-fraud.html

Q: Can I respond to Census 2020 by phone?

Yes! To respond by phone, call 844-330-2020.

If you have questions while you fill out your questionnaire online or on paper, you may also call this number to receive assistance from a Census Bureau employee.

Remember, you may also fill out your questionnaire online or on paper and send back through the mail.

Q: Do I count if I rent a room in a house?

Yes! You get counted at your usual residence, which is the place where you live and sleep most of the time. You should speak with your landlord so when they fills out the Census questionnaire, you can participate and provide your information.

Q. Do I have to count babies and newborns?

Depends on their date of birth:

a) Babies born on or before April 1, 2020 (Census Day) - Counted at the residence where they will live and sleep most of the time, even if they are still in a hospital on Census Day.

b) Babies born after Census Day - Not counted in the Census.

 

Q. I have family that lives abroad visiting me on April 1, 2020 (Census Day). Do they Count?

 

No. Citizens of foreign countries who are visiting the U.S., such as on a vacation or a business trip do not get counted in the census.

Q. Do I only count my family members on my Census questionnaire?

 

No. Everyone who lives in a household gets counted. Some examples:

 

a) Unmarried partners - Counted at the residence where they live and sleep most of the time. If they cannot determine a place where they live most of the time, they are counted where they are staying on Census Day.

 

b) Housemates or roommates - Counted at the residence where they live and sleep most of the time. If they cannot determine a place where they live most of the time, they are counted where they are staying on Census Day.

c) Roomers or boarders - Counted at the residence where they live and sleep most of the time. If they cannot determine a place where they live most of the time, they are counted where they are staying on Census Day.

d) Live-in employees, such as caregivers or domestic workers - Counted at the residence where they live and sleep most of the time. If they cannot determine a place where they live most of the time, they are counted where they are staying on Census Day.

e) Other non-relatives, such as friends - Counted at the residence where they live and sleep most of the time. If they cannot determine a place where they live most of the time, they are counted where they are staying on Census Day.

Q. I’m not a United States Citizen, do I get counted in the Census?

 

Yes! You get counted at the U.S. residence where you live and sleep most of the time.

Q. I live in South Florida in the winter and then return North in the summer. Where do I get counted?

 

You get counted at the residence where you live and sleep most of the time. If you cannot determine a place where you live most of the time, you are counted where you are staying on April 1, 2020, Census Day.

Q. I’m moving right around April 1, 2020 (Census Day) to a new address. Where do I get counted?

 

a) People who move into a new residence on or before Census Day - Counted at the new residence where they are living on Census Day.

 

b) People who move out of a residence on Census Day and do not move into a new residence until after Census Day - Counted at the old residence where they were living on Census Day.

 

c) People who move out of a residence before Census Day and do not move into a new residence until after Census Day - Counted at the residence where they are staying on Census Day.

Q. My children sometimes live in their mother’s house and sometimes in my house. Where do they get counted?

 

They get counted at the residence where they live and sleep most of the time. If they cannot determine a place where they live most of the time, they are counted where they are staying on April 1, 2020 (Census Day).

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