If you haven’t filled out your Census, in-person takers will begin knocking on doors this month

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Census takers will start going door-to-door in Sugar Land this month to gather responses from unresponsive households, including rental properties and multi-family properties. Filling out your Census online takes less than 10 minutes and will prevent in-person Census takers from showing up at your door. You can fill out your Census at my2020Census.gov.

Wondering what Census takers do exactly? Read below for more information on their vital role in getting an accurate count for Sugar Land.

 

Will a Census taker come to my home if I’ve already filled out my Census online, by phone, or by mail?

If you respond online or by phone today, a Census taker is less likely to visit your home to collect your response.

How can I identify a Census taker?

Census takers will have a valid ID badge with their photograph with a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark and expiration date. Census takers will also have equipment branded with the Census Bureau’s logo. When in doubt, Sugar Land residents should feel free to call the police non-emergency hotline at 281-275-2020. For more info, check out https://2020census.gov/en/census-takers.html.

Where are the Census takers coming from?

Census takers are hired from our area! Their goal is to help you and everyone in your home be counted in the 2020 Census.

Will census takers be taking any extra safety precautions because of COVID-19?

Yes, Census takers will wear masks and follow all local public health guidelines when they visit your neighborhood. Additionally, Census takers have completed an online virtual training on social distancing and how to best complete health and safety protocols.

What will happen if a Census taker visits my home when I’m not there?

If no one is home, the Census taker will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond online, by phone or by mail.

 

For more information on why it’s important for you to fill out your Census, and how Sugar Land benefits from having an accurate count, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov/Census2020