Less Than One Month Until U.S. Households Receive 2020 Census Invitations
Between March 12 and March 20, invitations to participate in the 2020 Census will start arriving in households across the country.
 
“The Census Bureau is ready for the nation to respond next month,” said Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham. “Millions of Americans are applying for 2020 Census jobs, more than 270,000 local and national organizations are engaged, and in less than 30 days the majority of U.S. households will receive an invitation to respond to help ensure that every person in the U.S. is counted." 
Children Under 5 Among Most Undercounted in Last Census
Counting every person in the United States in a census every 10 years is a challenge. But counting every infant and toddler in the country may be one of the most challenging parts of the job.
 
Parents and adults with young children often don’t realize they need to include all children who live with them full time or at least most of the time.
 
In the 2010 Census, nearly 1 million children (4.6% of children under the age of 5) were not counted, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Identifying Census Takers, What to Look For 
The 2020 Decennial Census is upon us. The goal of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, is to meet constitutional and legislative requirements to count the United States population. The Decennial Census process is the largest domestic undertaking in the United States.
 
Temporary decennial employees can be identified by their official identification card with the employees name, picture, and an expiration date. These employees will also possess either a Census iPhone with a Census Bureau logo on the back, or a laptop with the Census logo and a canvass bag with the Census Logo . Regional level staff can be identified by their Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card

Mark Your Calendar: Important 2020 Census Dates
March 12-20: 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.
March 16-24: 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.
April 1: 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.
April 8-16: Reminder letters and paper questionnaires will be delivered to remaining households that have not responded.
April 20-27: 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.

Source: Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Census Bureau