2020 United States Census Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the 2020 Census?
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories.
The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in the United States and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to
respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail—between March 12-20.