Will Census Takers Stop Following Up Earlier than September 30?
No. Census takers will continue to follow up in-person with homes across the country through September 30 in an effort to reach everyone. Local Census offices are constantly analyzing their workload. When the percentage of households who have responded reaches a certain threshold, any remaining households who have not responded are assigned to experienced individual census takers, who continue to attempt to contact that household as we strive for a complete count.
Certain areas are on track to complete their nonresponse follow up workload earlier than the September 30 end date. This does not mean the deadline to respond or field operations have changed, only that the hard work of the census takers on the ground and the community's efforts to promote self-response have been successful.