In mid-March, households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census. By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:
- By phone
- By mail
If you have questions or need assistance filling out your form, contact the Census Bureau at 301-763-INFO (4636) or 800-923-8282.
CENSUS WORKERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
You may also see census workers in your neighborhood this year. This is a normal part of the process. Your information is such an important part of the 2020 Census, that if you haven't responded on your own, the Census Bureau sends census takers to help make sure you are counted.
Census takers will visit homes in April to conduct quality check interviews, and then in mid-May to help collect responses.
If someone visits your home to collect information for the 2020 Census, check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. Census workers may also carry Census Bureau bags and other equipment with the Census Bureau logo.
For some people, it's not clear how they should count themselves or the people in their home. These circumstances may include:
- People who live in more than one place
- People who are moving on Census Day (April 1, 2020)
- People who are born or die on Census Day (April 1, 2020)
- People experiencing homelessness.
- Visitors on Census Day (April 1, 2020)
- Foreign citizens on Census Day (April 1, 2020)
- Students (boarding school, college, etc.)
- U.S. Military Personnel
- People in shelters
- People displaced by natural disasters
- People in prisons and correctional facilities
- People in health care facilities
- People living in RV parks, hotels or other transitory location
Find out what you should do in these situations at the U.S. Census website here.
Please note - During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask you for:
- Your Social Security number
- Money or donations
- Anything on behalf of a political party
- Your bank or credit card account numbers
- If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau contacts you via email or phone and asks you for one of these things, it's a scam, and you should not cooperate. For more information, click here.
If someone visits your home to collect a response for the 2020 Census, you can do the following to verify their identity:
- First, check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
- If you still have questions about their identity, you can call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative
Count on Macomb
United States Census 2020
YOU HAVE HELPED YOUR COMMUNITY!