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Census Questions Preview

Your answers are secure and confidential, and the Census Bureau is committed to keeping your information private and safe. Since the census can be completed in about 10 minutes, we encourage everyone to get familiar with all nine questions.

The official census will be available in the spring of 2020 for you to complete securely online, by mail or phone.

As you can see, the census will NOT ask you about your citizenship or immigration status or things like income, education level or Social Security number, and most people share more information on social media than they will on the 2020 census.

Here's what you'll see on the 2020 census.

Questionnaire for Person 1

1. How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2020?

2. Were there any additional people staying here on April 1, 2020 that you did not include in Question 1?

  • Children, related or unrelated, such as newborn babies, grandchildren, or foster children
  • Relatives, such as adult children, cousins, or in-laws
  • Nonrelatives, such as roommates or live-in babysitters
  • People staying here temporarily
  • No additional people

3. Is this house, apartment, or mobile home (Mark one box)

  • Owned by you or someone in this household with a mortgage or loan? Include home equity loans.
  • Owned by you or someone in this household free and clear (without a mortgage or loan)?
  • Rented?
  • Occupied without payment of rent?

4. What is your telephone number? We will only contact you if needed for official Census Bureau business.

5. Please provide information for each person living here. If there is someone living here who pays the rent or owns this residence, start by listing him or her as Person 1. If the owner or the person who pays the rent does not live here, start by listing any adult living here as Person 1.

 

What is Person 1’s name?

6. What is Person 1’s sex?

  • Male
  • Female

7. What is Person 1’s age and what is Person 1’s date of birth? For babies less than 1 year old, do not write the age in months. Write 0 as the age.

8. Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?

  • No, not of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin
  • Yes, Mexican, Mexican Am., Chicano
  • Yes, Puerto Rican
  • Yes, Cuban
  • Yes, another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (Print, for example, Salvadoran, Dominican, Colombian, Guatemalan, Spaniard, Ecuadorian, etc.)

9. What is Person 1’s race? (You can select more than one option AND print origins)

  • White (Print, for example, German, Irish, English, Italian, Lebanese, Egyptian, etc.).
  • Black or African Am. (Print, for example, African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somali, etc.)
  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Print name of enrolled principal tribe(s), for example, Navajo Nation, Blackfeet Tribe, Mayan, Aztec, Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government, Nome Eskimo Community, etc.)
  • Chinese
  • Filipino
  • Asian Indian
  • Other Asian (Print, for example, Pakistani, Cambodian, Hmong, etc.)
  • Vietnamese
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Native Hawaiian
  • Samoan
  • Chamorro
  • Other Pacific Islander (Print, for example, Tongan, Fijian, Marshallese, etc.)
  • Some other race (Print race or origin) 

If more people were counted in Question 1 on the front page, please continue below.

Questionnaire for Person 2 (and all additional persons)

1. What is this person’s name?

2. Does this person usually live or stay somewhere else? (Mark all that apply)

  • No
  • Yes, for college
  • Yes, for a military assignment
  • Yes, for a job or business
  • Yes, in a nursing home
  • Yes, with a parent or other relative
  • Yes, at a seasonal or second residence
  • Yes, in a jail or prison
  • Yes, for another reason

3. How is this person related to Person 1?

  • Opposite-sex husband/wife/spouse
  • Opposite-sex unmarried partner
  • Same-sex husband/wife/spouse
  • Same-sex unmarried partner
  • Biological son or daughter
  • Adopted son or daughter
  • Stepson or stepdaughter
  • Brother or sister
  • Father or mother
  • Grandchild
  • Parent-in-law
  • Son-in-law or daughter-in-law
  • Other relative
  • Roommate or housemate
  • Foster child
  • Other nonrelative

4. What is this person’s sex?

  • Male
  • Female

5. What is this person’s age and what is this person’s date of birth? For babies less than 1 year old, do not write the age in months. Write 0 as the age.

6. Is this person of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?

  • No, not of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin
  • Yes, Mexican, Mexican Am., Chicano
  • Yes, Puerto Rican
  • Yes, Cuban
  • Yes, another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (Print, for example, Salvadoran, Dominican, Colombian, Guatemalan, Spaniard, Ecuadorian, etc.)

7. What this person’s race? (You can select more than one option AND print origins)

  • White (Print, for example, German, Irish, English, Italian, Lebanese, Egyptian, etc.)
  • Black or African Am. (Print, for example, African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somali, etc.)
  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Print name of enrolled principal tribe(s), for example, Navajo Nation, Blackfeet Tribe, Mayan, Aztec, Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government, Nome Eskimo Community, etc.)
  • Chinese
  • Filipino
  • Asian Indian
  • Other Asian (Print, for example, Pakistani, Cambodian, Hmong, etc.)
  • Vietnamese
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Native Hawaiian
  • Samoan
  • Chamorro
  • Other Pacific Islander (Print, for example, Tongan, Fijian, Marshallese, etc.)
  • Some other race (Print race or origin)

Now that you’re familiar with the questions, we invite you to get more information from your local nonprofit or community action agency.

Why Does The Census Matter?

One

FOOD PROGRAMS

Food programs like school lunches are helped by filling out the census.

Two

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Education programs like Head Start, special education and Title 1 are helped by filling out the census.

Three

MEDICAL CARE

Medical programs like Medicaid, Medicare and MIChild are helped by filling out the census.

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