How do I respond to the 2020 Census?

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What does the 2020 Census questionnaire look like?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Census 2020 Workers Needed

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.

Your library can play a pivotal role in connecting community members to 2020 Census job opportunities.

See resources on how your library can increase awareness of 2020 Census hiring.

View interactive mapping tool to see self-response rates in your area.

Are my answers confidential?

Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics—they cannot be used against you in any way. By law, all responses to U.S. Census Bureau household and business surveys are kept completely confidential.

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Why the Census Matters

The U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 2) mandates a headcount every 10 years of everyone residing in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas of the United States. This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens, and noncitizens. The first census was conducted in 1790 and one has been conducted every 10 years since then.

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What matters to you?




Data from the 2020 Census will help inform planning efforts for all these important community resources.


View 50 ways Census Data are used (PDF)