The 2020 Census is happening now. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail.
2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19
The 2020 Census is underway and households across America are responding every day. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations in order to:
- Protect the health and safety of Census Bureau employees and the American public.
- Implement guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities.
- Ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities.
- New self-response deadline is October 31, 2020
2020 Census: What to Expect at Your Door
In March and April, each household will be mailed information about taking the 2020 census survey online, by phone or mail. For those who do not complete their survey, census takers will visit households in August.
Census takers will never ask you for your:
- citizenship status, social security number, mother’s maiden name, money, donations, bank or credit card information.
- Nor will they send unsolicited emails requesting your participation in the census.
Census takers will:
- ask you for your date of birth and the date of birth for all people living at the residence.
- have a government issued Department of Commerce ID badge with their name, photograph, Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date
- carry an official bag and Census Bureau-issued device such as a laptop or smart phone with a Census Bureau logo
If you are unsure if the person works for the Census Bureau, you can call 1-800-992-3530 (then press 0) or visit: https://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/main/email.cgi to verify their employment with the Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau also conducts a variety of surveys throughout the year that require a census employee to visit homes. Even if you completed your 2020 census survey, a census employee may also visit your home to collect information for the American Community Survey (ACS), American Housing Survey (AHS), and the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).
Census 2020 — Everyone Counts in Tigard
Everyone counts in Tigard. A complete count is important for you, your family, and community. Here’s why:
Census Counts = Federal Funding $$$
- High-quality education for your kids, and educational resources such as number of teachers, books in the classroom and food in kids’ bellies.
- Housing options where it’s needed.
- Public Safety and emergency preparedness.
- Investments in clean drinking water and environmental well-being.
- Transportation options to get you where you need to go.
- Health care options and resources to keep you and your family well.
Census Counts = More Opportunities for Employment:
Billions of dollars of economic activity are determined based on census data. Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices, and put stores which all create jobs.
Census Counts = Equal and Fair Representation:
Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets. At a local level, state officials redraw boundaries of state legislative districts to account for population shifts?