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Census Bureau Hosts News Briefing to Provide Updates on 2020 Census Operations

Release Number CB20-CN.121


U.S. Census Bureau officials will hold an audio news conference to share updates on 2020 Census operations and next steps. A live media Q&A session will immediately follow the briefing.

As of Oct. 19, 99.98% of all housing units and addresses nationwide were accounted for in the 2020 Census with 67.0% accounted for through self-response online, by phone or by mail, and 32.9% accounted for through the Nonresponse Followup (NRFU) operation. In all states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, more than 99% of all addresses have been accounted for, and in all but one state that number tops 99.9%.


Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at 2 p.m. EDT



Call 1-888-989-9788, enter passcode 5161860 and follow the voice prompts. The news briefing will consist of an audio conference only. Please dial in 15-30 minutes early to allow time for registration. Q&A participation is limited to accredited media only following the presentation.

The event will be recorded and available for viewing after the event in the Operational Press Briefing press kit.


Members of the media who would like to attend this news conference, please RSVP here.


Please contact the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at or call 301-763-3030 to request an interview.

Online Press Kit:

Access the Census Bureau’s 2020 Census press kit in the Census Bureau Newsroom.

For more information, visit



Public Information Office