Every household in the United States is required by law to complete the 2020 Census. One person from each home, who is at least 15 years old, should respond. Census participation determines congressional representation and helps to ensure our communities get their fair share of funding for schools, hospitals, and other education and health programs we need to support strong families and the wider community. There are no citizenship or immigration status questions on the 2020 Census and residents’ responses to the Census questionnaire are private and confidential. Federal law keeps any personal information collected by the Census Bureau confidential for 72 years.
Self-responding is the easiest and safest way to make sure you are counted amid the COVID-19 situation. Self-response is fast and easy and can be done online, by phone or by mail. Residents responding online or by phone do not need a Census ID. In light of the COVID-19 situation, the Census Bureau has extended the self-response period through August 14. Don’t delay! Stand proudly in your identity and have yourself counted for the your own good and for the good of your community.