As we face this public health crisis, participating in the census now helps secure future funding for our communities.
Census participation will help ensure our communities get their fair share of funding for schools, hospitals, and other education and health programs we need for strong families.
The census is the foundation of our democracy, fortifying the strength our society requires to meet such extraordinary situations as the one we face today. Accurately understanding our population helps us rise to the occasion in moments like these.
Public health experts, government officials and first responders all rely on population data to make critical decisions in crises like COVID-19.
Responding to the census is a way for residents to do their part in maintaining the functionality of our government and society, as population data will be pertinent during our recovery from this public health crisis.
Self-responding to the census is the easiest way to make sure you are counted. It’s quick, easy, and can be done online, by phone, or by mail.
Residents can self-respond to the census online at my2020census.gov or over the phone in English by dialing 844-330-2020, or in Spanish at 844-468-2020. Households do not need an ID code to respond to the census online or by phone.
If you make a mistake or forget to count household members on your census questionnaire, you can correct it by calling the Census Bureau at 301-763-INFO (4636) or 1-800-923-8282, or going online at my2020census.gov and entering the information without the code. This is called non-ID response, and when the Census Bureau receives these, it has back-end processing that will assemble a complete record for each household and delete duplicates.