The US Census is a national survey conducted every 10 years to count the population. Our community benefits the most when the census counts EVERYONE. Census counts affect federal funds and grants and guides predictions that affect local economy.
The Census Bureau will contact every household by mail or in person in spring 2020.
March 12-20 Every house and apartment will be mailed a letter with instructions for filling out the census online. If you fill out the online form, YOU’RE DONE!
March 16-April 3 You will be sent a reminder letter. If you fill out the online form, YOU’RE DONE!
April 8-16 If you did not fill out the census online, you will be sent a reminder letter and a paper census form. If you fill out the paper form, YOU’RE DONE!
April 20-27 If you did not fill out a paper form, you will be mailed a notice that a census worker will visit. If you fill out the paper form, YOU’RE DONE!
May-July If you did not fill out a paper form, a census worker will visit your address and help you fill out the form. If you fill out the paper form, YOU’RE DONE!
Every person in the U.S., both citizens and non-citizens, is required by law to fill out the 2020 Census form, which you can do using a mailed-in form, the U.S. Census webpage, or phoning the Census Bureau. You will not be asked if you are a U.S. citizen.
2020 Census video announcement link
Instructional video to complete census online (many languages and sign language)
For more information, visit the Chester Co. Census Committee website or call 610-344-6285.