2020 Census: Who to Count

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When completing the 2020 Census, be sure to count everyone living at the address as of April 1, 2020. Even if multiple families live in one household or if unrelated individuals are living together, everyone is to be counted on one questionnaire. This includes:

    • Newborns
    • Young children
    • Friends
    • Roommates
    • Renters
    • Immigrants
    • Non-citizens
    • All family members
    • Anyone living and sleeping there most of the time

It is especially important to count kids ages 0 – 4 years old. They are historically undercounted and end up missing out on funding over the next decade that supports their development; from education to nutrition to healthcare.

There are special circumstances that affect who gets counted where. Visit Who to Count for more information.

Still have questions? Call the Census Bureau Customer Service Center at 1-800-923-8282 or ask a Digital Literacy volunteer in person – we’ll be available to help you sign on and navigate to the correct Census site as well as answer questions.

More information on the 2020 Census can be found on our 2020 Census resource page.

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