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Sample Information

The 2020 Census is easy. You will answer a simple questionnaire about yourself and everyone who is living with you on April 1, 2020.

The Census Will Never Ask the Questions Below

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.

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.

What Happens to Your Answers?

Your personal information is kept confidential. The Census Bureau is bound by federal law to protect your information, and your data is used only for statistical purposes.

Your responses are compiled with information from other homes to produce statistics, which never identify your home or any person in your home. Learn more about how we protect your information.

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Census Sample Information3 documents

  • 2020-informational-invitation-letter.pdf
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    This is a sample of the invitation letter households will receive inviting them to respond to the 2020 Census online. This version excludes the URL, Census ID, and contact information.
  • English-Guide.pdf
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    Read instructions on how to complete the paper questionnaire.
  • 2020-informational-questionnaire.pdf
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    This is a sample of the paper questionnaire that will be used during the 2020 Census. This version excludes the URL and contact information.

Muestra de informacion del Censo2 documents

  • 2020-informational-questionnaire-spanish.pdf
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    Su guia para el Censo del 2020. Como Responder el Cuestionario Impreso del Censo del 2020
  • Spanish-Guide.pdf
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    Esta es una muestra del cuestionario en papel que se utilizara durante el Censo 2020. Esta version excluye la URL y la informacion de contacto.

Questions and Answers for Stakeholders1 document

  • Questions and Answers for Stakeholders Supporting the 2020 Census
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Notice of Visit Sample: Updated August 12, 20201 document

  • Notice of Visit English and Spanish
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