Shape your future.
It’s Quick and EasyThe 2020 Census takes just a few moments to complete.
It’s Not Too LateYou can still complete the census today.
It’s Safe and SecureThe U.S. Census Bureau keeps your answers safe and confidential.
How To Respond
The 2020 Census is happening now. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail.LEARN HOW
Stay in the KnowMonitoring COVID-19The Census Bureau is working with health authorities to ensure their guidance is incorporated into our operations.Counting College StudentsStudents affected by college and university closures should still be counted where they live while at school.You Can Still RespondApril 1 is a reference date, not a deadline to respond. When you respond online, by phone, or by mail, count everyone living in your home as of April 1.
Your response matters.
Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community.Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets. It’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790. SEE HOW YOUR ANSWERS CAN SHAPE YOUR FUTURE
Your privacy matters.
Every employee takes an oath to protect your personal information for life.When you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics. The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. The law ensures that your private information is never published and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW WE PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY
DID YOU KNOW…By law, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home, or your business, even to law enforcement agencies. That’s protected under Title 13 of the U.S. Code. PreviousNext
Your help matters.
Getting a complete and accurate count in 2020 requires everyone’s help. And there are many ways for individuals, businesses, community organizations, and others to play a part.Hundreds of corporations, nonprofits, policymakers, and individuals are helping us spread the word about the 2020 Census and why it’s important to participate.JOIN US You can share the most up-to-date and accurate Census Bureau news and information with your friends, family, and followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We want to make sure you have answers to all of your questions about the 2020 Census.LEARN MORE