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The 2020 Census is happening now. You can respond online using your computer, smartphone, or tablet. You can also respond by phone or by mail.

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Getting Started

You can respond to the 2020 Census by visiting our online questionnaire today.

If you are responding online, please note that you cannot save your progress and that you must complete the census in one sitting. (You can preview the questions asked.)

 

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If you are responding online, please note that you cannot save your progress and that you must complete the census in one sitting. (You can preview the questions asked here.)

Language Support

You can complete the online questionnaire in the following languages: English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese.

To access the 2020 Census questionnaire in English, click the "Respond" button on this page or navigate to my2020census.gov. There, click on the globe icon at the top of the page and select the language. You can also select your preferred language there at the bottom of any screen.

                     

 

On a smartphone, once you are at my2020census.gov, touch the three horizontal lines in the upper-right corner of the window, touch "English," and select the name of the language.

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.

Your Unique Census ID

The quickest way to respond to the 2020 Census is online with your Census ID, which easily links your response with your address. However, you can respond without a Census ID and still be linked with your address. 

This ID can be found on the letter or questionnaire you received from the Census Bureau. After selecting the "Start Questionnaire" button on the online form, you will be prompted to enter your ID. All 2020 Census IDs have 12 characters (letters and numbers).

Visit What To Look for in the Mail to see images of where the ID is located on each mailing from the Census Bureau.

If you've typed in your Census ID and receive an error message, please check that you have the right number typed in, and that no one in your household has responded to the 2020 Census yet. Only one person per household should use your Census ID.

Trouble Finding Your Census ID?

If you have not received anything from the Census Bureau yet, you can still respond online without your Census ID. Visit the online form and select "Start Questionnaire." Below the ID field, choose the link that says, "If you do not have a Census ID, click here."

Confirm That Your Form Is Complete

Once you complete your questionnaire online, a confirmation number will appear to indicate that your response was submitted successfully. 

If you closed your browser before seeing a confirmation page, return to the online questionnaire and resubmit. If at any time you experience errors responding to the Census online, we recommend opening a new browser window and trying again.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, you still have the option of responding online. Visit the online questionnaire to begin.

The confirmation number that appears after completing your 2020 Census questionnaire online indicates that your response was successfully submitted and no further action is needed from you. You can save this number for you records, if you wish.

No, we cannot give you a new Census ID. If you misplaced the ID in your invitation letter, you can wait for a new piece of mail to arrive or you can respond online now without an ID. Go to my2020census.gov. Click or touch "Start Questionnaire." Select the link that says, "If you do not have a Census ID, click here." It is located below the Census ID login field.

Your Census ID is the 12-digit number that can be found on your questionnaire, letter, and postcard. You can still respond online to the 2020 Census even if you did not receive a letter or paper questionnaire. Go to my2020census.gov and select the link that says, "If you do not have a Census ID, click here." It is located below the Census ID login field.

You can still respond online to the 2020 Census even if you did not receive a letter or paper questionnaire. Go to my2020census.gov. Select the link that says, "If you do not have a Census ID, click here." It is located below the Census ID login field. Visit Responding to the Census to learn more.

If you are unable to respond online, you can call 844-330-2020 and take the census over the phone. Otherwise, you can complete a paper questionnaire that will be mailed in early April.
Visit Responding to the Census to learn more.

If you feel you have made a mistake, you can return to the online questionnaire and resubmit your information. The Census Bureau has procedures in place to resolve duplicate submissions.

If you’ve already responded using your Census ID, select the link that reads "If you do not have a Census ID, click here" to submit a corrected response for your address. Be sure to respond for everyone who was living at your address on April 1.

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