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As you complete your questionnaire, make sure you count everyone who usually lives and sleeps at your address. Leave remaining pages blank, and return the entire paper questionnaire in the postage-paid envelope provided.

If you need to make a correction to a response on your paper questionnaire, carefully draw a line through the incorrect entry. Then, write the correct information as close as possible to what you crossed out.

If you checked the wrong box, just draw a line through it and mark the correct box for the question.

You cannot make changes to your questionnaire once you have mailed it back. If you have serious concerns about your response, you can complete the questionnaire again online.

Yes. If you have more than six people in your household, you can give the name, sex, age, date of birth, and relationship for up to four additional people on the last page of your questionnaire. If you have more than 10 people in your household, you can use the online form.   

You cannot use a paper questionnaire to report a vacant address. You can respond for that address online at, or report the information by phone.

If you have not already responded to the 2020 Census online or by phone, you may receive a paper questionnaire. Paper questionnaires will be mailed in April.

In some remote areas, census takers may deliver paper questionnaires in person. 

If you don't want to wait for a paper form, you can respond online or by phone. If you have already responded and still receive a paper questionnaire in the mail, it can be disregarded