U.S. Census Bureau announces Outreach Efforts to those who have not Responded

All Area Census Offices (ACOs) have resumed operations, and Census enumerators are out in most of the area conducting field operations.  

A Census means a count of all residents living in the U.S. If a household does not self-respond, the Census Bureau will visit it in-person to collect the data in order to obtain a 100% overall response rate. Every 10 years, the United States counts everyone living in the country on April 1. Participating in the Census by completing your household's questionnaire is easy; it contains only ten basic questions and it should take about ten minutes to complete. 

How can people Self-respond?

Internet: The Census response website is live! Go directly to: https://my2020census.gov

Phone: Respond via phone: English: 844-330-2020 Spanish: 844-468-2020 Telephone Display Device (TDD): 844-467-2020

Mail: 20% of households will receive a paper form in the first wave of mailings, while the remaining 80% will receive an invitation to respond online. 

Who counts? Everyone!  Do include babies and young children (including foster children and any children in their care), relatives and non-relatives, and long-term visitors. Every single person counts in the #2020Census, from newborns to great - grandparents. Everyone living in your home counts on your #2020Census: Roommates, siblings, significant others — but not pets! Sorry, Spot! 

Everyone residing in the United States on April 1, 2020 is to be counted.

This includes:

• All residents regardless of documentation status

• Foreign students studying in the United States

• Migrant and seasonal workers including those on foreign work visas

• Those not living in traditional housing units (marinas, group homes, RV parks, cars, hotels/motels, outdoor locations, nursing homes, college dorms, prisons, etc.) Young Children (who either live in or temporarily residing in your household):

• 0-5 years old (newborns prior to and up to April 1, 2020; foster children; nieces/nephews; grandchildren; and/or great - grandchildren

• Children who split their time between your household and another household — they are living with you on April 1, 2020. (Do they live with you at least 50% of their time?) 

Residents meaning:

• Family and friends who are temporarily staying with you on April 1, 2020 and have no other usual place to live

• Another family residing with you on April 1, 2020

• Roommates

• Tenant (s) living in your home