Filling Out Your 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is a simple survey that you will fill out about yourself and everyone who is living in your home on April 1, 2020. Here’s a preview of the questions you’ll be asked on your Census form. Go to my2020census.gov to fill out your Census today.

There Is No Citizenship Question On The 2020 Census

How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2020?
Were there any additional people staying here on April 1, 2020 that you did not include in Question 1?

Mark X all that Apply.

  • Children, related or unrelated, such as newbornbabies, grandchildren, or foster children
  • Relatives, such as adult children, cousins, or in-laws
  • Nonrelatives, such as roommates or live-inbabysitters
  • People staying here temporarily
  • No additional people
Is this house, apartment, or mobile home—

Mark X ONE box.

  • Owned by you or someone in this household witha mortgage or loan? Include home equity loans.
  • Owned by you or someone in the household freeand clear (without a mortgage or loan)?
  • Rented?
  • Occupied without payment of rent?
What is your telephone number?

We will only contact you if needed for official Census Bureau business.

Please provide information for each person living here. If there is someone living here who pays the rent or owns this residence, start by listing him or her as Person 1. If the owner or the person who pays rent does not live here, start by listing any adult living here as Person 1.

What is Person 1’s name?
What is Person 1’s sex?

Mark X ONE box.

  • Male
  • Female
What is Person 1’s age and what is Person 1’s date of birth?

For babies less than 1 year old, do not write the age in months. Write 0 as the age.

Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?
  • No, not of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin
  • Yes, Mexican, Mexican Am., Chicano
  • Yes, Puerto Rican
  • Yes, Cuban
  • Yes, another Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin—Print, for example, Salvadoran, Dominican,Colombian, Guatemalan, Spaniard, Ecuadorian, etc.
What is Person 1’s race?

Mark X one or more boxes AND print origins.

  • White—Print, for example, German, Irish, English,Italian, Lebanese, Egyptian, etc.
  • Black or African Am.—Print, for example, AfricanAmerican, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian,Somali, etc.
  • American Indian or Alaska Native—Print name ofenrolled or principal tribe(s), for example, NavajoNation, Blackfeet Tribe, Mayan, Aztec, Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government, Nome Eskimo Community, etc.
  • Chinese
  • Filipino
  • Asian Indian
  • Other Asian—Print, forexample, Pakistani, Cambodian, Hmong, etc.
  • Vietnamese
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Native Hawaiian
  • Samoan
  • Chamorro
  • Other PacificIslander—Print,for example, Tongan, Fijian, Marshallese, etc.
  • Some other race—Print race or origin.
Print Name of Person 2.
Does this person usually live or stay somewhere else?

Mark X all that apply.

  • No
  • Yes, for college
  • Yes, for a military assignment
  • Yes, for a job or business
  • Yes, in a nursing home
  • Yes, with a parent or other relative
  • Yes, at a seasonal or second residence
  • Yes, in a jail or prison
  • Yes, for another reason
How is this person related to Person 1?

Mark X ONE box.

  • Opposite-sex husband/wife/spouse
  • Opposite-sex unmarried partner
  • Same-sex husband/wife/spouse
  • Same-sex unmarried partner
  • Biological son or daughter
  • Adopted son or daughter
  • Stepson or stepdaughter
  • Brother or sister
  • Father or mother
  • Grandchild
  • Parent-in-law
  • Son-in-law or daughter-in-law
  • Other relative
  • Roommate or housemate
  • Foster child
  • Other nonrelative

The Census Will Never Ask Certain Questions

During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask you for:

       Your Social Security number.

       Money or donations.

       Anything on behalf of a political party.

       Your bank or credit card account numbers.

Additionally, there is no citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau contacts you via email or phone and asks you for one of these things, it’s a scam, and you should not cooperate. For more information, visit Avoiding Fraud and Scams.

Avoiding Fraud And Scams

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