Guide for People with Disabilities

​​​​​​​​When Is The ​Census?​

  • In March, the government will send each household a letter in the mail. People can start responding online or by phone on March 12.
  • In April, households that haven't yet responded to the 2020 Census will receive a paper copy in the mail.
  • From May-July, census takers will visit households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.
  • People who live in a group facility such as a nursing home, group home or shelter are counted through a different process, known as the "Group Quarters" process. Census staff will work with facility staff to set up a date and time. Residents will not receive a mailing.

The 2020 Census Should Be Accessible For Everyone

How To Avoid Fraud

It's important to respond to the census - but sometimes you may receive a fake call, mailing, email or visit. If you have concerns, contact the Census Bureau Regional Office at 1-800-865-658​4.

These tips can help you tell if the information is the real thing.
  • The U.S. Census Bureau will never ask for your full social security number, bank account number, passwords, or for money.
  • The U.S. Census Bureau will mail you an invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census between March 12 - 20. A reminder letter and postcard will be sent to those who do not respond. They will not send you unsolicited emails.
  • If a census taker comes to your door, ask to check their identity:
    • Census takers must present an ID badge that includes their photograph, a Department of Commerce watermark and an expiration date.
    • Census workers will be carrying a Census Bureau laptop or cellphone, as well as a bag with a Census Bureau logo.

How To Get Involved

  • ​Many communities have a Complete Count Committee (CCC) to promote the census. Serve on your local CCC and help outreach to people with disabilities.
  • Apply for a job. The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring thousands of temporary positions to assist with the census:

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