By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding.Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

1. Online

Responding online is easy!

  • In March 2020, your household will receive an invitation in the mail to respond online.
  • Visit my2020census.gov to access and complete the census questionnaire.
  • Answer the questions and you’re done!

2. By Phone

Your invitation will also include information about how to respond by phone.*

  • Follow the instructions for responding by phone.
  • You’re done!

*If you don’t want to wait for an invitation, you can respond by phone. Click here for a list of phone numbers by language.

3. By Mail

If you live in an area less likely to respond online, you may receive a paper questionnaire along with your invitation.*

  • Complete the questionnaire and follow the instructions for responding by mail.
  • You’re done!

*If you don’t receive a paper questionnaire with your invitation, you are encouraged to complete the census by phone or online.

Sample Census Questionnaire

Available in both English and Spanish, get familiar with the census questions and see how easy it is to complete the form.