You should have your invitation letter from the US Census Bureau with a unique Census ID — use that information to fill in the Census questionnaire online. In addition to the online option, the letter will also have a toll-free number to call in to answer the questions. You can still fill in the Census online if you did not receive a letter, just click on “If you do not have a Census ID” where it asks you to log in after beginning the questionnaire.
The 9 questions on the Census will help determine the allocation of $1.5 trillion in federal funding a year for the next 10 years to support things like hospitals, schools, fire stations and roads in our communities.
The online and phone options will be available in 13 languages, while the paper form — which will be sent later on to households that have not responded online or by phone — will only be available in English and Spanish.
Because of the spread of COVID-19, it’s more vital now for our communities’ health and safety to make sure that folks are self-responding to the Census questionnaire to avoid unnecessary door-to-door visits from US Census Bureau workers.