What You Should Know

What to Expect in 2020

In March 2020, your household will receive an invitation to participate in the Census. You'll have three options to respond: online, by phone, or by mail. Census Day is April 1, 2020. 

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Who Counts on My Census? 

To ensure a complete and accurate count, the Census Bureau counts people at their usual residence, which is the place where they live and sleep most of the time, with a few exceptions. People who do not have a usual residence should be counted where they are on Census Day (April 1, 2020).

The Census Bureau has special procedures to count people who live in more complex situations, including:

  • People experiencing homelessness
  • Students
  • People in correctional facilities
  • Service members
  • People living in shelters

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