Census is a mandated headcount by the Constitution to count everyone in the United States every 10 years. Census counts everyone in the United States regardless of age or legal status in the United States. No matter you are a citizen or noncitizen, as long as you are in the United States on April 1st, 2020, you should be counted.
Keep an eye on your mailbox on mid-March for a respond invitation letter from US Census Bureau and be counted on April 1st, 2020.
The Census data is used to determine the distribution of $675 billion federal funds, grants, and support to states, counties, and communities. These funds are used to support schools, hospitals, roads, housing, job opportunity, community services, and other vital government programs.
Census data is used to determine how many seats in the the House of Representatives each state gets.
Census Data is protected by law.
Title 13: Census Bureau cannot share any personal information with any government agency or business. All Census data cannot be used against you.
Title 44: All Census records are sealed for 72 years.
In 2020 Census, you would be able to respond to Census online using your digital devices or by a phone call.
March 12-20th: The Census Bureau will send out an invitation letter to household with an household Census ID code for internet self-respond.
Invitation Letter Sample→
March 16-24th, March 26-April 3: A reminder letter and postcard from the Census Bureau to remind household to respond on Census.
April 8-16th: Paper questionnaire will be sent out from the Census Bureau to households which haven’t respond yet.
April 20-27th: A final reminder postcard will be sent out to households before in person follow-up (knock-on door).
July 31st: Census operation ended.
December 1st: The Census Bureau will deliver the report (not personal information) to the President.
April 1st, 2021: Census report will deliver to state and local government, and the public.
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. You can work full-time or part-time. 18 year-old Green Card Holders are eligible.
If you or any of your parents originate from Asian countries, or if you have heritage from Asian countries, please mark your heritage under the “self-identified ethnicity (Q.9 for Person 1, Q.7 for person 2-6)” on Census to make sure all your heritage has fair representation. You would be able to mark up to 6 ethnicities on Census.
The Census Bureau supports 12 non-English languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese on the online self-response system and the phone services.
In addition to the supported languages, the Census Bureau also provides language guides in 59 languages.
Here are answers of some of the frequently asked questions regarding Census 2020. You can also go to 2020census.gov to learn more about the upcoming Census. Be counted!
No. On June 27, the Supreme Court has blocked the citizenship question from being added to Census 2020. Therefore, the citizenship question will not be appeared on Census 2020.
Everyone. No matter if you are a citizen, green card holder, you are currently on temporary status (international students, working visa, TPS, DACA…etc.), or even undocumented.
If you are a visitor, you should be counted if you stayed in the US over 6 month and 1 days.
If you are pregnant and your baby born on April 1st, 2020, please count your newborn on Census 2020.
Census is not only mandated in the Consitution.You should be counted because the headcount is the reference line for determining the funding allocation to public goods and services. It is important to our community to get an accurate headcount on Census.
On March 12-20th, the Census Bureau will be sending out invitation letter to households. Please keep an eye on your mailbox for the invitation letter. Each household will have a unique “Census ID” to respond online on the indicated website on the letter.
You can also call the Census Bureau on the phone number indicated on the invitation letter to respond to Census if you do not have internet service in your household. In addition, you can also utilize computers or tablets in the nearby public library to complete the Census questionnaire.