Census 2020 Reminder - Get Counted!

March 31, 2020

In the midst of all the coronavirus daily updates and information, I would like to take a moment to bring special attention and remind you to complete the 2020 Census.

Most of you should have already received an invitation in your mailbox to complete the questionnaire. Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper form along with the invitation to respond online or over the phone.

Please check your mailbox and, if you can, I strongly encourage you to take a few minutes and complete the form online. Each household has been given a unique 12-digit number to access the questionnaire online or by phone. The number is used to register and answer basic questions about the size and type of residence along with the name, age, gender and ethnicity of everyone living in the home.

*Even if you do not have your 12-digit number, you can still respond online or by phone. Online you would click the “If you do not have a Census ID” link on the login page.

Bilingual invitations have been sent to neighborhoods where at least one-fifth of residents speak Spanish. The letters in English and Spanish can be viewed by clicking here. In addition, the U.S. Census Bureau is providing the Internet Self-Response Instrument and Census Questionnaire Assistance in 12 non-English languages; enumerator instrument, bilingual paper questionnaire, bilingual mailing, and field enumeration materials in Spanish; and language guides, language glossaries, and language identification card in 59 non-English languages.

Nearly $11 billion in federal funding for Connecticut will be determined by the data collected by the census so it’s important that we get it right.

Remember, the census data is protected by Title 13 and any personal information given to the U.S. Census Bureau cannot be shared with any federal, state, or local entity.

Important 2020 Census Dates

March 12-24: Initial invitations and reminder letters were delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with the invitation to respond online or over the phone.

March 26-April 3: Reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not responded.

April 8-16: Reminder letters and paper questionnaires will be delivered to remaining households that have not responded.

April 20-27: Final reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not yet responded before census takers follow up in person.

May 13-July 31: If a household does not respond to any of the invitations, a census taker will follow up in person.