If you received a notice asking you to complete the US Census, please check that the website listed is my2020census.gov and that there is a 12-digit ID code (some of the digits may be letters). If so, this is an authentic request and you should respond as quickly as possible. (If you did not receive a notice in the mail, go to the same website and click on "If you do not have a census ID".)
There will be no questions about immigration status and the information cannot be shared with Immigration officials by law.
If you do not complete the form online, a census representative will visit your home to make certain that you do. Please complete your census by April 1st to avoid this.
The information (especially the number of people) from the census affects how much money is sent to your area for services, including public safety, schools, and programs for students and parents!
The website takes you to the English version of the form. If you need a different language, click on the word "English" in the upper right corner of the page (on most phones, you will need to click the menu icon in the upper right to see that) and select the language of your choice.
The entire process takes 10 to 20 minutes (depending on the number of people in your household).
The questions that will be asked are described below (these are not word-for-word):
- The number of people living or staying in a home on April 1, 2020.
- Whether the home is owned with or without a mortgage, rented or occupied without rent.
- A phone number for a central person in the home.
- The name, sex, age, date of birth and race of each person in the home.
- Whether each person is of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin.
- The relationship of each person to the same central person in the home.