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2020 Census Questions: Writing Out Names


When responding to the 2020 Census, you will record your name and the name of each person who lives with you as of April 1, 2020.

Please provide your legal first, middle, and last name or names and any suffixes.

  • If you have more than one last name: Please provide all last names.
  • For long last names: If you are responding online, you will be able to fit 20 letters. If you are using the paper questionnaire, please continue writing in the space directly next to or below the boxes.
  • If you use Junior, Senior, or III: Include your last name or names and the suffix in the "Last Names" field.

Please note: On the paper questionnaire, there are instructions about who to list as Person 1. After listing Person 1, you can list the names of the people in your home in any order.