Information on this page is intended for maritime and military vessel administrators and contains important information on the U.S. Census Bureau's process for counting people on vessels.
Examples of maritime and military vessels include but are not limited to:
Maritime and Military Vessel Enumeration for the 2020 Census will be conducted across the United States, including in Puerto Rico, April 1 through June 20, 2020.
People aboard a maritime or military vessel fill out two questionnaires: a vessel questionnaire and a 2020 Census questionnaire at their usual residence. This is because the Census Bureau does not want to miss counting any maritime or military vessel personnel, including those who do not have a usual residence other than the vessel, those who usually stay in barracks when not on a vessel but will be on a vessel on April 1, 2020, and those who have a usual residence but will be on a vessel on April 1, 2020.