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2020 Census

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2020 Census CollageAs mandated by the U.S. Constitution, our nation gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The information the Census collects helps to determine how more than $675 billion of federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year. Learn more: www.2020Census.Gov.











2020 Census Timeline

 Date  Activity
 January 21  Enumeration kicks off in remote Alaska
  March 12-April 30

Self-Response Operation

  • Mailing 1: March 12-20
  • Mailing 2: Reminder letter, March 16-24
  • Mailing 3: Reminder postcard, March 26 - April 3
  • Mailing 4: Reminder letter plus paper questionaire, April 8-16
  • Mailing 5: "It's not too late" postcard, April 20-27
May 13-July 31

 Non-Response Follow-Up

  • April 9: "Early Non-Response Follow-Up" starts in neighborhoods with large off-campus college student populations
July 31
 Last day for households to self-respond online, by phone or by mail



Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Enumeration of Transitory Locations (April 9 - May 4)

  • Group Quarters Operation (April 2 - June 5)

  • Important Clarifications

  • Non-Response Follow-Up Operation (May 13 - July 31)

  • Self-Response Operation (March 12 - April 30)

  • Update Leave & Update Enumerate Operation