Census 2020 Resources
Census 2020 - Our Community Counts. Our Community Belongs.
It's Quick and Easy - The 2020 Census takes just a few moments to complete.
It's Safe and Secure - The U.S. Census Bureau keeps your answers safe and confidential.
It's Not Too Late - You can still complete the census today.
You can complete the census easily and safely at home either online, over the phone (844-330-2020) or by mailing back the paper questionnaire. In August, enumerators (census takers) will begin in-person visits in the Bay Area, so people should complete the form as soon as possible if they want to avoid a visit from an enumerator.
Below is additional information to keep you informed about the 2020 Census. You can also visit the following webpages:
Taking the Census
Online Response: You can complete the Census form online in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese. Watch this Video Guide to Completing the 2020 Census Online.
Phone Response: The Census Bureau offers live, help by phone between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. ET. Below are phone numbers for help in specified languages:
|English 844-330-2020 (TDD) 844-467-2020||Arabic 844-416-2020|
|Spanish 844-468-2020||Russian 844-417-2020|
|Chinese (Mandarin) 844-391-2020||Tagalog 844-478-2020|
|Chinese (Cantonese) 844-398-2020||Polish 844-479-2020|
|Japanese 844-460-2020||French 844-494-2020|
|Korean 844-392-2020||Haitian Creole 844-477-2020|
|Vietnamese 844-461-2020||Portuguese 844-474-2020|
Paper Form: The paper form is only available in English and Spanish. However, the Census Bureau provides translated web pages and guides in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, as well as guides in braille and large print on their website. The Census Bureau also has videos available in many languages. The guides and videos provide instructions on how to complete the paper questionnaire.
In-Person Response at Your Home: If necessary, you can respond in person, scheduled to begin in mid-August. (This was originally scheduled to begin in mid-May but was delayed due to COVID-19.) Census takers will visit all households that have not yet responded. They will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing.
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing residents can request another Census taker who communicates in American Sign Language. You may also choose to have another member of your household interact with the Census Taker, if you prefer.
Read tips on how you can identify census takers to verify they are legitimate Census Bureau employees.