Census: Spread the Word – The Time to Act is Now

Over 88% of housing units have been accounted for in the 2020 Census as of Sept. 8, with 22.7% counted by census takers and other field data collection operations, and 65.5% of housing units responding online, by phone or by mail.

Census takers are visiting neighborhoods across the country, and there is still time to self-respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail.The Census Bureau began to email households in low-response areas to encourage response to the 2020 Census.

The message alerts households that their response to the 2020 Census is important for shaping the future of their communities because they inform how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated for crucial public services and infrastructure like hospitals, roads and bridges, schools and emergency response.

Census takers have begun following up in person with households that have not yet responded on their own in select areas and started visiting communities nationwide. When census takers visit households, they will wear face masks and follow local public health guidelines.

Visit 2020census.gov to respond now and for more details.