About the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 United States, District of Columbia and five U.S. Territories. The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community.

How to Respond

By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:

  • Online
  • By phone
  • By mail

 
In mid-March, households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census.

Video Guide to Completing the 2020 Census