2020 Census

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The 2020 Census is Coming!

Welcome to our Census resource page.  By scrolling this page, you can find 2020 Census information such as:  timelines, why it's important, how your data is used and kept confidential.

Make sure to carry out your civic duty and Be Counted in 2020!

You will be able to complete the census starting mid March 2020 by visiting my2020census.gov, over the phone, by mail, or in person.

A sample of the census questionnaire can be found here.

Key Dates:

March 12 - 20: Households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.  IMPORTANT:  The census mailer you receive will include your unique Census ID.  This is needed to most efficiently complete your census.

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.

More questions?  Visit census.gov.

For information about census activities in Ohio, visit Census 2020 - Be Counted Ohio.

What is the Census?   

Informational Video


How to complete the census form online


Sample Census Questionnaire


Timeline & FAQs

Census timeline image      FAQ census image

    Timeline                                                             FAQs

Why the Census is Important

Census 101: What You Need to Know

[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]


The 2020 Census and Confidentiality[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

Counting Children

Counting Young Children in the 2020 Census

[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]