The Census Bureau has finished collecting responses for the 2020 Census. However, you may still hear from us as we measure the accuracy of the count via our Post Enumeration Survey, release the results, and conduct additional surveys.
No. The 2020 Census did not ask whether you or anyone in your home is a U.S. citizen.
Yes. The 2020 Census counted everyone living in the country, including noncitizens.
No. The law prevents the Census Bureau from sharing your information with law enforcement or immigration enforcement. Your answers do not affect your eligibility for government benefits—and they cannot be used against you by any government agency or court in any way. Your answers are used only to create statistics about our country. The Census Bureau is bound by Title 13 of the U.S. Code to protect your personal information—every answer, to every question—and keep it strictly confidential.
After the Census Bureau finishes processing responses to the 2020 Census, we release anonymous population and demographic data for communities, states, and the country as a whole.
No. Your answers do not affect your eligibility for any government benefits. Similarly, your census responses do not affect your eligibility to vote. The answers you provide are used only to produce statistics.
Did I Receive a Call From the Census Bureau?
Census workers occasionally call homes to ask follow-up questions about responses to the 2020 Census and other household surveys.
How Does the Census Bureau Report AIAN Race?
An individual's response to the 2020 Census race question is a matter of self-identification.
False Allegation of Systems Being Compromised
A false report alleged that Census Bureau records were breached.
Census Responses Not Tied to Stimulus Packages
Your answers do not affect your eligibility for any government benefits, including stimulus packages.
Will the Census Bureau Hire Non-Citizens To Work on the 2020 Census?
Noncitizens may have been hired in certain circumstances.
Home Affairs Hoax
A false rumor circulated that individuals posing as workers for "Department of Home Affairs" went door to door checking IDs claiming it was for the 2020 Census.