Go to www.2020census.gov to respond.



There is no citizenship question on the 2020 Census.


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

Here, you'll count everyone living and sleeping in your home most of the time, including young children, roommates, and friends and family members who are living with you, even temporarily.


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

Mark all that apply: Children, related or unrelated, such as newborn babies, grandchildren, or foster children; relatives, such as adult children, cousins, or in-laws; non-relatives, such as roommates or live-in babysitters, and people staying here temporarily.


3.  Is this house, apartment, or mobile home owned by you or someone in this household with a mortgage or loan (including home equity loans)? Is it 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?


5.  What is Person 1's name?


6. What is Person 1's sex?                                                                                                    

 Mark ONE box: male or female.


7. What is Person 1's age and what is Person 1's date of birth?               

Note Person 1's age as of April 1, 2020. 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?                    

NOTE: Please answer both Question 8 about Hispanic origin and Question 9 about race.  For this census, Hispanic origins are not races. Hispanic origin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person’s parents or ancestors before arriving in the United States. People who identify as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish may be any race.

9. What is Person 1's race?

Mark one or more boxes AND print origins: White; Black or African American; American Indian or Alaska Native; Chinese; Filipino; Asian Indian; Vietnamese; Korean; Japanese; other Asian; Native Hawaiian; Samoan; Chamorro; other Pacific Islander; some other race. We understand you might have questions about providing this information. Here are some guidelines for responding:

  • Your answer to this question should be based on how you identify. Each person can decide how to answer.

  • You are free to choose where to report your identity and which boxes to mark, or not to mark.

  • You are not required to mark a checkbox category in order to enter a response in one of the write-in areas. You may respond by entering your specific identity or identities in any of the write-in response areas on the race question.

You may select one or more boxes for the race or races you identify with and enter your origins in the write-in space.

10.  Print name of Person 2.

Here, you will list the next person in your household.The 2020 Census asks information about each member of your household. This question identifies the next person to refer to in the ensuing questions. This process repeats for each person in your home.


11. 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.


12. How is this person related to Person 1?                                       

Mark ONE box; 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.






The 2020 Census can be completed by phone.  


You don’t have to know your Census ID Number. After dialing the phone number, to reach an operator Dial “0”.

English and Spanish Language Hours of Operation: Customer Service Representatives are available every day from 7am to 2am Eastern Time on the following phone lines:

  • English (for 50 states and Washington, D.C.): 844-330-2020

  • Spanish (for 50 states and Washington, D.C.): 844-468-2020

  • TDD (Telephone Display Device): 844-467-2020


Other foreign language Customer Service Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8am to 10 pm Eastern Time on the following phone lines:

  • Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020

  • Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020

  • Vietnamese: 844-461-2020

  • Korean: 844-392-2020

  • Russian: 844-417-2020

  • Arabic: 844-416-2020

  • Tagalog: 844-478-2020

  • Polish: 844-479-2020

  • French: 844-494-2020

  • Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020

  • Portuguese: 844-474-2020

  • Japanese: 844-460-2020


To help you respond, the Census Bureau also offers web pages and guides in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, as well as guides in Braille and large print. Visit Language Support to learn more.

Request a Callback

The Census Bureau is offering a callback option to better respond to requests during periods of high call volume. 

When the callback option is presented, simply provide your preferred phone number and time of day for a return call, and an official census representative will call you back to collect your response to the 2020 Census.

Calls From the Census Bureau

In addition to requesting a call back before you respond, after you have responded to the 2020 Census you may receive a short call from the Census Bureau to the number you provided, beginning April 22, 2020.

Census workers will occasionally follow up with homes to ask questions about their responses. The goal is to ensure that no person is left out of the census or counted in more than one place. We review your responses in order to ensure that we have a complete and accurate 2020 Census.

All responses are kept confidential. The 2020 Census caller will not ask about your financial information or Social Security number. They will only review the responses that you previously provided.

If you think you missed a call from the Census Bureau (or actually received one) but want to confirm the legitimacy of the call, call 844-809-7717 (English) to speak with a local Census Bureau representative. Our business hours are 7:00am to 12:00am Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

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