Be Counted in the 2020 Census

Once every 10 years, the United States Census takes a count of every person in the country. The Census though is more than just a count for the City of Orlando.

An accurate count will help Orlando get our fair share of more than $675 billion in funding from the federal government that is used in our community for schools, healthcare, transportation and housing – as well as the number of seats we have in Congress.

By law, the Census Bureau cannot share your information with any other government agency, including immigration or law enforcement officers. 

By mid-March of 2020, every household in the United States will receive a letter from the Census Bureau with information about how to fill out the census online. During the self-response-only period, the Census will be available online and by phone for the first time in history. At the end of the self-response phase, the U.S. Census Bureau will send paper forms to households which have not responded online.

In approximately mid-May, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin to send Census takers to conduct in-person visits to households that have still not completed the Census. 

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the Census count.

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How do I complete it?
You can complete it online, by phone or mail.

Who gets counted?
Everyone living in the U.S regardless of citizenship.

Are the responses confidential?
The Census bureau cannot share info with the public or other federal agencies until 72 years after the Census was taken.

Will the Census only be in English?
There will be an online and paper version in Spanish, while numerous other languages will be available online or by phone.