Your Count Matters. Take the Census.
Starting March 12, households will begin receiving postcard invitations via mail to take the 2020 Census. All hous eholds will receive an invitation by April 1.

Take the Census survey once you receive your invitation! If you do not take the survey online, by phone, or by mail, Census takers will visit your household from May to July .

Taking the Census is simple. Explore the questions you will be asked during the Census online. Remember to count ALL people in your household, including children under 5.
Learn More about the 2020 Census
How Do I Take the Census?
Ways to take the 2020 Census include:
  • Online
  • By Phone
  • By Mail
  • In person with a Census taker
Why Should I Take the Census?
By participating, you are helping Charles County receive appropriate funding for public services, such as schools, roads, healthcare, and more!
Is My Information Safe?
Your privacy matters. By law, the U.S. Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable info about you, your home, or your business, even to law enforcement agencies. 
Stay Safe from Fraud and Scams
Remember that the Census Bureau will never ask you for:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • Money or donations.
  • Anything on behalf of a political party.
  • Your bank or credit card account numbers.

For more information, visit Avoiding Fraud and Scams .
Listen to Our Latest Podcast on the Census

The 2020 Census is underway, and every response counts! It’s very important that you participate so we have an accurate count in Charles County.

Listen to this episode to hear from Lee Osberry, our Southern Maryland U.S. Census rep, and Amy Blessinger, a planner who is leading Charles County’s Complete Count Committee. Listen here

Upcoming Events
Thursday, March 12
Households Begin Receiving Invitations for Census
Via Mail

Wednesday, April 1
All Households Receive Invitations
for Census
Via Mail
May to July
Census Takers
Visit Households

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