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Ninety-five percent of households will receive an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in the mail. Depending on how likely your area is to respond online, you’ll receive either an invitation encouraging you to respond online or an invitation along with a paper questionnaire.

In areas where 20 percent or more of the households need Spanish assistance, the invitations will be in both English and Spanish.

Households that receive a reminder in the mail after responding may disregard it. The reminder was sent before the response was received. Some households that have already responded will receive a census taker visit as part of quality checks on the census.

Component ID: #ti426079561

Letter Invitation Group

Most areas of the country are likely to respond online, so most households will receive a letter asking you to go online to complete the census questionnaire (or to respond by phone).

Component ID: #ti1731457524

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire Group

Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with their invitation. The invitation will also include information about how to respond online or by phone.

Component ID: #ti923762129

What households will receive in the mail:

On or between March 12-20

Letter Invitation Group (English)

Letter Invitation Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire Group (English)

Letter Invitation & Paper Questionnaire Group (Bilingual Eng/ Spanish)

Component ID: #ti464368205

On or between March 16-24

Letter Invitation Group (English)

Letter Invitation Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire Group (English)

Letter Invitation & Paper Questionnaire Group (Bilingual Eng/ Spanish)

Every household that hasn’t already responded will receive additional reminders and will eventually receive a paper questionnaire.

Component ID: #ti1076241476

What households that haven’t responded yet will receive in the mail:

On or between March 26-April 3

Letter Invitation Group (English)

.pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]

Letter Invitation Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

.pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire Group (English)

.pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]

Letter Invitation & Paper Questionnaire Group (Bilingual Eng/ Spanish)

.pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]
Component ID: #ti240966061

On or between April 8-30*

*Extended from April 8-16 to allow more time for addressing the mail packages in the midst of social distancing.

Letter Invitation Group (English)

Letter Invitation Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire Group (English)

Letter Invitation & Paper Questionnaire Group (Bilingual Eng/ Spanish)

Component ID: #ti1120023313

On or between April 27-May 9*

*Pushed back from April 20-27 to allow the paper questionnaire package to arrive several days ahead of the final postcard.

Letter Invitation Group (English)

.pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]

Letter Invitation Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

.pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]

Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire Group (English)

.pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]

Letter Invitation & Paper Questionnaire Group (Bilingual Eng/ Spanish)

.pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]
Component ID: #ti1314803985

On or between June 24-July 3*

*Postcards encouraging households to respond to 2020 Census sent to P.O. boxes

Letter Invitation Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

.pdf   Reminder Postcard   [<1.0 MB]
Component ID: #ti57105409

On or between July 22-28*

*Additional mailing to serve as a final reminder to households to respond before a census taker visits to collect their response.

Letter Invitation Group (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

.pdf   Reminder Postcard   [1.5 MB]

Fact Sheets

How the 2020 Census Will Invite Everyone to Respond

How the 2020 Census Will Invite Everyone To Respond

Explains how households are invited to respond to the census and what they can expect in the mail.

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pdf   English   [< 1 MB]
pdf   Spanish   [< 1 MB]
Component ID: #ti751577668

 

  


2020 Census Support for Languages Fact Sheet

Outlines language support to help everyone respond to the 2020 Census.

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pdf   English   [< 1 MB]