2020 Census Timeline

  • MARCH 2020 The public will receive invitations in the mail to complete the 2020 census and can begin responding to it online, by phone or mail.
  • Early Reporting Can Begin Thursday, March12 
    Residents will begin receiving their census invitations that include a link where residents can fill out the census online. Anyone wishing to register can do so online or by phone. 

  • Census Day Wednesday, April 1, 2020 
    Once you receive the census invitation, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.
  • Reminders Mailed Monday, April 6, 2020 - Thursday, April 16 
    The U.S. Census will mail letters to residents who have not yet filled out their census form. 
    The mailers will include a paper copy of the census that residents can fill out and send back. 
  • Final Reminder Post Card Monday, April  20 - Monday, April 27, 2020 
    Final reminder post cards will be mailed out to all residents who have no yet taken the census online, by phone or sent in their form. This is the last reminder before house visits begin. 
  • Census Takers Go Door to Door May - July 2020 
    Census takers will go door to door to those residents who have not yet responded to the census. All census takers will have proof of ID. 
  • Census Report Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 
    By this day, the Census Bureau is required to report to the President of the United States the 2020 population totals and the apportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.