January 2018 through September 2019

Engage & Educate Local Leaders, Partners & Communities

April 2019 through January 2020

Promote Participation in the Census Locally

January 2019 & February 2019

Early Area Census Offices Open (these offices run the Address Canvass Operations

June 2019 through August 2019

Area Census Offices Open (ACOs)

August 2019 through October 2019

Address Canvass Operation in Select areas (30% of country, high growth & change areas and not part of hand delivery, see below

March 2020 through June 2020

Call to Action for Residents to respond (starting March 23)

February 2020 through June

Group Quarters Operations (Count of Residents in Shelters, Dorms, Nursing Homes, Transitory Locations, Prisons, Military Bases, RV Parks, etc. Local govenments & Census identify & Planthese operations)

Mid-March 2020 Individual Housing Units (HUs) invited by either:
Mail (to USPS Mailable Addresses)

  1. Letter Mailed
  2. Reminder Postcard
  3. Then Paper Questionannarie

Residents Invited to Respond
Hand Delivery (to Rural/PO Box, non-USPS HU delivery

  1. List Housing Units (operation is called Update Leave
  2. Leave Questionnarie (Spanish in certain areas) & Letter w/other Response Options internet & phone)

Options to Self-Respond (all residents will have these 3 options & decide what is best for them)

March 23, 2020

Self-Response Begins & Continues through July 2020

April 1, 2020

Census Day-Reference Date = where you live on April 1

Mid-April 2020

Early Non-Response Follow-up (primarily areas around colleges/universities where the population lives before

May 2020 through July 2020

Non Response Follow-up (NRFU)to HUS that do not self-respond (HUs can continue to self-respond during this time) (H

Late August 2020 through September 2020

Area Census Offices Close

August 2020 through December 2020

Quality Evaluation (re-contact of select HUs)

December 31, 2020

Deliver Counts to the President