The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It happens every 10 years. In early 2020, you will be asked to count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1. Responding to the 2020 Census is a chance to shape your future.
The Census Bureau never asks for:
Social Security Numbers
Money or donations
Bank or credit card account numbers
Anything on behalf of a political party
If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau contacts you via phone or email and asks for one of the above, it is a scam. Do not provide additional information.
The 2020 Census can be completed by phone in the following languages:
Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
English (for Puerto Rico residents): 844-418-2020
Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
Spanish (for Puerto Rico residents): 844-426-2020
Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
TDD (Telephone Display Device): 844-467-2020
To help you respond, the Census Bureau also offers web pages and guides in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, as well as guides in Braille and large print.