The Census Bureau maintains an address list, compiled from various sources including the U.S. Postal Service. Sometimes this means we have the same address listed twice. In that case, we may send multiple mailings to the same residence. Check carefully to see if there are any differences at all in the spelling of the addresses. Please look for differences such as formatting or unit numbers.
Addresses are the same: Complete the interview for one of the Census IDs. You may continue to receive reminder letters with the other Census ID, but you may disregard them. A census field worker may visit you in the future to ensure we have an accurate accounting for all addresses.
Addresses are different: Complete the Census questionnaire using the Census ID on the mailer with the address that most closely resembles the address at which you live. Do not respond using the Census ID on the mailer with the incorrect address. You may continue to receive reminder letters for the incorrect address, but you may disregard them. A census field worker may visit you in the future to ensure we have an accurate accounting for all addresses.
Our outreach program uses a different Census ID number. Both numbers are linked with your address.
If the Census Bureau cannot contact someone about an address, we may ask their neighbors for assistance. During each census, some homes that appear vacant actually have people living there. Verifying whether a home is vacant helps us count everyone.
Thank you for your participation! A census worker may still visit or contact you to confirm address information or ask follow-up questions about your responses.
Thank you for responding. We send invitations and reminders through the mail. If you already responded, the reminder may have been sent before we received your response.