Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT: The census is a count of EVERYONE residing in the United States.

WHO: All U.S. residents must be counted – people of ALL races and ethnic groups, both CITIZENS and NON-CITIZENS.

WHEN: Now Through October 31st

WHY: U.S. Constitution REQUIRES a national census once every 10 years to determine representation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

HOW: 3 Ways to Self-Respond to the Census Starting on March 12, 2020:
- Online / Internet
- By Phone
  * ENGLISH 844-330-2020
  * SPANISH 844-468-2020

- By Mail


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