What is the Census?

The 2020 Census is a complete count of every person living in the United States as of April 1, 2020.  Every dwelling unit in the nation will be asked to respond online, by phone or by mail to the United States Census.

The 2020 Census at a Glance

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1. What is the Census?
2. How do I participate?
3. What questions will be asked?
4. Will my answers be shared with law enforcement or my landlord?
5. What is this letter from the Census Bureau that has nearly fifty questions?
6. What about phone calls, letters, or website popups that say they are from the Census Bureau but ask very personal questions?
7. Who is that guy outside who says he is from the Census Bureau?