Initial invitations to respond online and by phone will be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with the invitation to respond online or over the phone.
Reminder letters will be delivered.
March 26-April 3:
Reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not responded.
March 30 - April 1:
The Census Bureau will
count people who are experiencing homelessness
over these three days. As part of this process, the Census Bureau counts people in shelters, at soup kitchens and mobile food vans, on the streets, and at non-sheltered, outdoor locations such as tent encampments.
Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, 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.
Reminder letters and paper questionnaires will be delivered to remaining households that have not responded.
Final reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not yet responded before census takers follow up in person.
May 13-July 31:
If a household does not respond to any of the invitations, a census taker will follow up in person.