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Each response = $1,800 in community support.  Respond today!

complete your Official Census response here

You can also respond by phone at 844-330-2020 or by mailing back the census questionnaire mailed to your address.


The final Phase of the 2020 Census is underway!

Census Bureau employees are knocking on doors in Dayton neighborhoods. As of the beginning of this phase, Dayton's response rate is low, threatening a significant undercount of our community. Bureau employees are collecting responses from households that have not already self-responded. 

What To Expect:

  • Census takers wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when they visit. All census takers complete a COVID-19 training on safety protocols.
  • If the census taker who visits your home does not speak your language, you may request a return visit from a census taker who does speak your language.
  • If no one is home when the census taker visits, the census taker will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond online, by phone or by mail.
  • If you respond online or by phone today, a census taker is less likely to have to visit your home to collect your response. 
  • If someone visits your home to collect census information, you can check to make sure they have a valid ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. Census workers may also carry Census Bureau bags and other equipment with the Census Bureau logo.

2020 Census Van Schedule

2020 Census Van Flier with Schedule

How are we doing?

 See the map below to see the local census participation rate.

Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census were mailed to homes in March. You can respond in three ways:

  • Online 
  • By phone (844-330-2020)
  • By mail (complete and mail the census questionnaire mailed to your address).


2020 CENSUS FAQS

WHO NEEDS TO COMPLETE THE CENSUS?

Everyone! By law, every person living in the United States is required to be counted in the 2020 Census.

HOW DO I COMPLETE THE CENSUS?

There are three ways that the Census Bureau will initially collect responses from people for the 2020 Census: online, by phone, and by mail. By April 1, 2020, you will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T COMPLETE THE CENSUS?

Starting in August 2020, the Census Bureau will begin following up in-person with homes that have not responded to the census. 

MY HOUSE WAS DAMAGED DURING THE MEMORIAL DAY TORNADOES. WHERE SHOULD I COMPLETE THE CENSUS, AND WHAT ADDRESS SHOULD I USE?

You should be counted where you live and sleep most of the time. If you do not have a residence where you usually live and sleep, you should be counted where you are staying on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

If your house was substantially damaged and you cannot live and sleep there, you should not use the address of your damaged house for the 2020 Census. You should be counted at the address where you live and sleep most of the time.

I’M A COLLEGE STUDENT. DO I NEED TO COMPLETE THE CENSUS?

You need to be counted, and here’s how to determine where:

  • College students who are living at home should be counted at their home address.
  • College students who live away from home should be counted at the onor off-campus residence where they live and sleep most of the time, even if they are at home on April 1, 2020.

WHAT KINDS OF QUESTIONS ARE BEING ASKED THIS YEAR?

The 2020 Census will ask basic questions about each person living in your home. Information includes: name, race, age, and relation to other household members. For a complete list, visit the following link: https://2020census.gov/content/dam/2020census/materials/partners/2019-08/2020-informational-questionnaire.pdf.

IS THERE A QUESTION ABOUT CITIZENSHIP STATUS?

No. There is no question about citizenship status on the 2020 Census.

I’VE BEEN CONTACTED BY SOMEONE ABOUT THE CENSUS. HOW DO I KNOW IF IT’S LEGITIMATE?

It is important to know that the Census Bureau will not send unsolicited emails to request your participation in the 2020 Census. Further, during the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask for:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • Your bank account or credit card numbers.
  • Money or donations.

In addition, the Census Bureau will not contact you on behalf of a political party.

Census Bureau workers will present you with a valid ID badge. Make sure to ask for an ID badge if you are approached by a Census Bureau worker in your community.

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