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Posted on: February 21, 2020

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U.S. CENSUS 2020 – WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

How to complete your Census form

  • In mid-March, all households will receive a mailing with instructions for doing their census form online (through the internet).  
  • If you prefer, you can complete your census form by mail or by phone.  
  • If you don’t respond by mail, phone or online, a Census worker will be sent to your address to ask you the information on the form.
  • The Census form does not ask your Social Security number, bank or credit card information. If a Census worker comes to your home, they will never ask you for a donation or about your political party.
  • If someone claiming to be a Census worker asks anything inappropriate, or to verify the person’s identity - report this to 1-800-923-8282. 
  • Remember, the census count has nothing to do with citizenship. It is simply a count of all people living at each address.
  • If you have a loved one who usually lives at your address but is living in a group home or long term care facility, do not include them on your form. The Census Bureau will work with facilities to be sure all residents are counted. 


U.S. CENSUS 2020 – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Everyone living in the 50 states, Washington D. C. and U.S. territories is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.
  • How is Census information used?
  • The Census information is used to determine how much government funding each state receives for fire departments, schools, roads and highways, health clinics and other local services.
  • It also determines how many members of Congress each state get.
  • The Census is only updated every 10 years, so it’s important that accurate information is reported. If people are not counted, our state’s funding will be affected for 10 years.  

Your information is safe – All information you report on your census form will be kept strictly confidential.

For more information about Census 2020

call 1-800-923-8282 or go to their website at www.PA.gov/census

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