DeKalb County Government Partners with the US Census Bureau for 2020 Census
DeKalb County Government is a Partner with the U.S. Census Bureau 2020 Census. Together we harness the power of Census Bureau data and co-create solutions that improve the lives of American people and businesses.
- MARCH 18, 2020 — Less than one week ago, the 2020 Census fully kicked off, and invitations continue to arrive in mailboxes across the nation. As of this morning, more than eleven million households have responded. America is stepping up to shape our future and ensure families and communities are counted.Beginning today, in support of guidance on what we can all do to help slow the spread of coronavirus, 2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020. The Census Bureau is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the American public, Census Bureau employees, and everyone going through the hiring process for temporary census taker positions.
The 2020 Census Is Ready for America to Respond
Invitations to Respond Arrive at Households March 12-20
MARCH 11, 2020 — The 2020 Census is getting underway and is ready for America to respond as the first invitations begin to arrive at the nation’s estimated 140 million households March 12-20. For the first time, nearly everyone will be invited to respond online, by phone or by mail.
“Invitations are arriving in mailboxes across the country, and everyone will receive an invitation to respond through the mail or from a census worker soon,” Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham said. “We are encouraging everyone to respond once they receive their 2020 Census invitation.”
A sample of the 2020 Census questionnaire is available on 2020census.gov along with more information about when most people will receive their invitations in the mail. The invitation mailings are addressed to “Resident” at the household address and do not include an individual’s name. In areas more likely to respond online, mailings contain information on how to respond online. Households in areas of the country that are less likely to respond via the internet will also receive a paper questionnaire in their first mailing, along with information on how to respond online. All nonresponding households will receive a paper questionnaire after two more reminder mailings.
Plan to Respond When You Receive Your Invitation
Invitations will arrive between March 12-20 with instructions for responding online. Areas less likely to respond online will also receive a paper questionnaire.
Plan to include everyone you expect to live in your home on April 1.
You can respond online or by phone in one of 13 languages and find assistance in many more. If you need help completing the 2020 Census, you can call a toll-free phone number.
- Link to www.2020census.gov
- DeKalb County Census Proclamation
- Response Rates Map
Are you curious about how many people in your community are responding to the 2020 Census? This spring, you’ll be able stay up to date with a map of self-response rates from across the United States. Start here.
- Non-English Language Support Resources: https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2020/languages.html
Maps on hard-to-count populations: http://www.illinoisdata.com/censushtc/
Am I in a survey or scammer detection: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/surveyhelp.html
Upcoming Census Events – Open to the Public
- All Events are canceled until further notice
Last Updated: 3/19/2020