Census 2020 Address Canvassing Underway
From August 4th through October 18th, you may notice census workers in your neighborhood. This is a normal part of the 2020 Census preparation and data collection process.
The Census address canvassers are working to:
- Verify addresses in preparation for the census;
- Collect responses to the census or another survey;
- Drop off census materials;
- Conduct quality checks on the census.
How to Verify the Identity of a Census Worker
Here are a few tips to assure the validity of the Census field representative.
- Census takers must present an ID badge that includes a photograph of the representative, a Department of Commerce watermark and an expiration date.
- Census workers may be carrying a Census Bureau phone or laptop as well as a bag with the Census Bureau logo.
- If you still have questions, you may call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.
How to Avoid Being Visited at Home by Census Workers:
The best way to avoid being visited at home is to fill out your 2020 Census questionnaire online, by phone or by mail. Households will receive an invitation to begin participating in the census by April 1, 2020.
This is the first time ever that you will be able to repond to the census online!