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Responding by Phone

The 2020 Census is happening now. You can now respond online, by phone, or by mail.


Getting Started

The 2020 Census will ask a few simple questions about you and everyone who is or will be living with you on April 1, 2020. To see an image of the questionnaire, and for more information on answering each question, please visit Questions Asked.

You have the option of completing the questionnaire by phone. To begin, call 844-330-2020, or call the number associated with your preferred language below. 

Hours of Operation: Phone lines are open every day from 7am to 2am Eastern Time.

Language Support

The 2020 Census can be completed by phone in the following languages:

To help you respond, the Census Bureau also offers web pages and guides in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, as well as guides in Braille and large print.

Visit Language Support to learn more.

Calls From the Census Bureau

In some circumstances, you may receive a call from the Census Bureau after responding, at the number you provided.

Census workers will occasionally follow up with homes to ask questions about their responses. The goal is to ensure that no person is left out of the census or counted in more than one place.

All responses are kept confidential. The 2020 Census caller will not ask about your financial information or Social Security number. They will only review the responses that you previously provided.

If you think you missed a call from the Census Bureau but want to confirm, call 844-330-2020 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.


You can choose to respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail. Click the button to respond online.



Frequently Asked Questions

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Thank you for your participation! A census worker may still visit or contact you to confirm address information or ask follow-up questions about your responses.

Some sources have categorized 2020 Census phone numbers as possible scam numbers. We are working to make sure our numbers are properly categorized. You may have also been contacted about one of the many other Census Bureau surveys. For more information, visit Are You in a Survey? or call 844-330-2020

Our outreach program uses a different Census ID number. Both numbers are linked with your address.

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