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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.

Complete your Census online here:

Important Dates:  

  • August 11th  – Census takers begin their door knocking at households that have not responded
  • October 31st – Deadline for all responses


The “2020 Census Response Rates to Date” will be updated weekly

Census enumerators will start visiting households in August for those who have not responded. Call, or go online today to complete your Census at
Congratulations to the City of Sandwich who surpassed their 2010 Census Count this week with 77% self-response rate! They are the 7th community in the county to surpass their 2010 Census Count.
DeKalb County is tied with its 2010 Census Count at 71.7% reporting.
Download the Excel Spreadsheet
Self response rate percentage


Census Connection Newsletter -April 2020

News –

Statement on 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

      • APRIL 15, 2020 The 2020 Census is underway and more households across America are responding every day. Over 70 million households have responded to date, representing over 48% of all households in America. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau is adjusting 2020 Census operations in order to:
        • Protect the health and safety of the American public and Census Bureau employees.
        • Implement guidance from federal, state and local authorities.
        • Ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities.

The Census Bureau temporarily suspended 2020 Census field data collection activities in March. Steps are already being taken to reactivate field offices beginning June 1, 2020, in preparation for the resumption of field data collection operations as quickly as possible following June 1.




      • 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.
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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 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.

General Info:

Respond to the 2020 Census[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

Maps on hard-to-count populations:

Am I in a survey or scammer detection:

Upcoming Census Events – Open to the Public

          • All Events are canceled until further notice


Last Updated:  3/19/2020

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