Census 2020

Take it Now!

If you haven't taken the 2020 Census yet, take it now! 

Online: 2020Census.gov

By Phone:  844-330-2020 

Census Workers in Your Neighborhood

Census Workers are in local neighborhoods following up on those who have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.

How can I identify official Census Workers?

  • Census workers have a valid ID badge that contains their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
  • Census workers may carry Census Bureau bags and other equipment with the Census Bureau Logo.
  • If you’re not sure that the person at your door is an Official Census Worker, you can call 212-882-7100 or 844-330-2020 to check.

What are the Census Workers doing?

  • Census workers are visiting households from now through September 30, 2020, in an effort to get a complete count of Livingston.
  • Census workers ask a few questions and enter the answers on their secure Census Bureau smart phone.
    • They will never ask for personal or identifying information such as a Social Security number, bank or credit card number. 
  • Census workers are following all masking and social distancing protocols and all state and local requirements with regard to health and safety.

What if I'm not home when they visit?

  • If a family member is not home when the Census Worker visits, they will leave a note of their visit with information about how to   respond online or by phone.
  • Census workers will make additional visits to collect responses from households as needed.

How can I avoid having a Census Worker come to my home?

REMEMBER: The Census Bureau uses secure technology and is bound by Title 13 of the U.S. Code to keep your information confidential. The Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home, or your business, even to law enforcement agencies.

Complete Count

Every 10 years, the U.S. conducts a complete census, counting all individuals of all ages located in all areas of the country. 

In 2020, the U.S. census will, for the first time ever, offer options to respond online, by phone, or on a paper form, as was the case with previous census. 

Why Participate?

The census does more than just count people. 

The results of the 2020 census will determine the number of House of Representative seats each state has and, in turn, the number of delegates for each state in the Electoral College. Once determined, these numbers will remain in effect for elections from 2022 through 2030.  

Census results also help determine where federal programs will direct their funding for roads, hospitals, emergency services, schools and more.

Census 2020 is Happening Now: What you Need to Know (PDF)

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Find out more about the 2020 U.S. Census.


Interested in working for the 2020 Census? Visit 2020census.gov/jobs