The response deadline has been extended to October 31, 2020.

Census 2020

The 2020 census is here. Make sure you're counted!

Census FAQs

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Census Timeline

  The response deadline has been extended to October 31, 2020.
  1. JANUARY - SEPTEMBER 2019
    The U.S. Census Bureau opens 248 area census offices across the country. These offices support and manage the census takers who work all over the country to conduct the census.he U.S. Census Bureau opens 248 area census offices across the country. These offices support and manage the census takers who work all over the country to conduct the census.
  2. AUGUST 2019
    Census takers begin visiting areas that have experienced a lot of change and growth to ensure that the Census Bureau's address list is up to date. This is called address canvassing, and it helps to ensure that everyone receives an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.
  3. APRIL 1, 2020
    Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.
  4. APRIL 2020
    Census takers begin visiting college students who live on campus, people living in senior centers, and others who live among large groups of people. Census takers also begin conducting quality check interviews to help ensure an accurate count.
  5. MAY 2020
    The Census Bureau begins visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to make sure everyone is counted. NOVEMBER 2020 The Census Bureau completes processing of census data.
  6. DECEMBER 2020
    The Census Bureau delivers apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law. MARCH 31, 2021 By this date, the Census Bureau will send redistricting counts to states. This information is used to redraw legislative districts based on population changes.

Census Hub

Heart of West Michigan United Way is managing the Census Hub for Kent County. Census Hubs are part of the Michigan Nonprofits Count Campaign, a collaborative, coordinated, statewide effort to encourage participation in the 2020 Census in communities that are at significant risk of being undercounted.

Click here to visit the Census Hub page.

Información en Español
  • Calendario y fechas importantes
  • Acerca de las preguntas del Censo
  • Cómo protege su información la Oficina del Censo
  • El Censo 2020 no incluirá una pregunta sobre ciudadanía.


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