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Posted on: May 18, 2020

2020 Census Self-Response Phase Extended

2020 U.S. Census form with U.S. flag in background

The 2020 Census is underway! In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau extended the period in which people can respond online, by phone or by mail through Oct. 31.

Information collected in the 2020 Census will determine the congressional representation, help communities and businesses plan for the future and determine the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funds every year for the next decade. Every household living in the United States is required by law to respond to the 2020 Census. Households that do not respond on their own will be visited by Census Bureau enumerators.

Individual answers cannot be shared with law enforcement, ICE, DEA, landlords, courts or anyone until 72 years have passed and they become valuable for genealogical and historical researchers.

For more information or to respond to the Census today, visit 2020Census.gov.

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