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.
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?
3. Is this house, apartment, or mobile home (Mark one box)
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?
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?
9. What is Person 1’s race? (You can select more than one option AND print origins)
If more people were counted in Question 1 on the front page, please continue below.
1. What is this person’s name?
2. Does this person usually live or stay somewhere else? (Mark all that apply)
3. How is this person related to Person 1?
4. What is this person’s sex?
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?
7. What this person’s race? (You can select more than one option AND print origins)
Now that you’re familiar with the questions, we invite you to get more information from your local nonprofit or community action agency.
Food programs like school lunches are helped by filling out the census.
Education programs like Head Start, special education and Title 1 are helped by filling out the census.
Medical programs like Medicaid, Medicare and MIChild are helped by filling out the census.