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Counting the Island Areas

The 2020 Island Areas Censuses will count every person living in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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An overhead view of an island area.

The decennial census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and is conducted once every 10 years. Your participation is required by law.

The 2020 Island Areas Censuses will be 100% paper-based and led by Census takers. In February 2020, Census takers will begin listing addresses of all living quarters, and in March 2020, they will begin conducting in-person interviews.

Responses to the 2020 Island Areas Censuses drive decisions to plan for hospitals and schools, support local programs, improve emergency services, construct roads, and inform businesses looking to add jobs, and more.


For more information on the 2020 Census of your Island Area, select the maps below.

Map of American Samoa
Map of Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
Map of Guam
Map of U.S. Virgin Islands

Island Areas Frequently Asked Questions

Review Island Areas FAQs for more information on the 2020 Island Areas Censuses.

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