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2020 Census Non-English Language Support Press Kit

The U.S. Census Bureau offers more language support for the decennial census than ever before – online, by phone and by mail.

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People can respond to the 2020 Census online or by phone in 12 languages, in addition to English. Consequently, 99% of all households will be able to respond to the census in their language. Furthermore, the Census Bureau will help people respond in 59 non-English languages by providing language guides to assist in filling out the English paper questionnaire. 

Language Support Information

2020 Census mailings will include instructions in 12 languages in addition to English on how to respond online or by phone. The instructions will detail how to access non-English questionnaires online and will include a separate phone number for each language for contacting phone support.

The Census Bureau will also provide additional materials for the 59 non-English languages supported by the 2020 Census.

American Sign Language
Albanian
Amharic
Arabic
Amenian
Bengali
Bosnian
Bulgarian
Burmese
Chinese
Croatian
Czech
Dutch
Farsi
French
German
Greek
Gujarati
Haitian Creole
Hebrew

Hindi
Hmong
Hungarian
Igbo
Ilocano
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Khmer
Korean
Laotian
Lithuanian
Malayalam
Marathi
Navajo
Nepali
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Romanian

Russian
Serbian
Sinhala
Spanish
Slovak
Somali
Swahili
Tagalog
Tamil
Telugu
Thai
Tigrinya
Turkish
Twi
Ukrainian
Urdu
Vietnamese
Yiddish
Yoruba

 

Materials include:

  • Language guides: Available in video and print.  These guides will assist respondents in completing the census questionnaire.
  • Language identification cards: These cards will assist census takers in identifying a language spoken by a household.
  • Language glossaries: These glossaries provide key terms used in the 2020 census materials.

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]

Responding to the 2020 Census in Korean

Outlines resources for responding online or by phone in Korean, presented in both English and Korean.

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pdf   English/Korean   [< 1 MB]

Responding to the 2020 Census in Traditional Chinese

Outlines resources for responding online or by phone in Traditional Chinese, presented in both English and Traditional Chinese.

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pdf   English   [< 1 MB]

Responding to the 2020 Census in Simplified Chinese

Outlines resources for responding online or by phone in Simplified Chinese, presented in both English and Simplified Chinese.

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pdf   English   [< 1 MB]
pdf   Simplified Chinese   [< 1 MB]

Responding to the 2020 Census in Arabic

Outlines resources for responding online or by phone in Arabic, presented in both English and Arabic.

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pdf   English/Arabic   [< 1 MB]

Responding to the 2020 Census in Russian

Outlines resources for responding online or by phone in Russian, presented in both English and Russian.

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pdf   English/Russian   [< 1 MB]

Responding to the 2020 Census in French

Outlines resources for responding online or by phone in French, presented in both English and French.

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pdf   English   [< 1 MB]
pdf   French   [< 1 MB]

Responding to the 2020 Census in Portuguese

Outlines resources for responding online or by phone in Portuguese, presented in both English and Portuguese.

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pdf   English/Portuguese   [< 1 MB]

Responding to the 2020 Census in Spanish

Outlines resources for responding online or by phone in Spanish, presented in both English and Spanish.

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pdf   English/Spanish   [< 1 MB]

Responding to the 2020 Census in Vietnamese

Outlines resources for responding online or by phone in Vietnamese, presented in both English and Vietnamese.

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pdf   English   [< 1 MB]
pdf   Vietnamese   [< 1 MB]

Responding to the 2020 Census in Haitian Creole

Outlines resources for responding online or by phone in Haitian Creole, presented in both English and Haitian Creole.

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Responding to the 2020 Census in Polish

Outlines resources for responding online or by phone in Polish, presented in both English and Polish.

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pdf   English/Polish   [< 1 MB]

Responding to the 2020 Census in Tagalog

Outlines resources for responding online or by phone in Tagalog, presented in both English and Tagalog.

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pdf   English/Tagalog   [< 1 MB]

Phone Support

Beginning March 12, the Census Bureau will offer live, non-English help by phone between 7 a.m. – 2 a.m. ET.

Below are phone numbers for help in specified languages:

Telephone Display Device (TDD): 844-467-2020 will also be available for people who have hearing impairments.