Did you receive mail from Census 2020?

U.S. Census 2020 Started March 12, 2020

The U.S. Census 2020 will take place starting March 12, 2020 and it is critical that everyone participate.  The 2020 Census is a count of all people living in the U.S. All persons living in the U.S. on April 1, 2020 need to participate in the U.S. Census even if you are not a U.S. citizen.

Census results help determine how many lawmakers each state can send to congress and how much federal funding each community receives, so it is important that all people are counted.

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What to do:

If you live in a UConn Residence Hall: You may not need to do anything and the university will report all students living on campus to the census.

If you live off-campus in an apartment/house: You will receive mail from the U.S. Census between March 12 – March 20 with instructions on how to respond to the census online.  Check your mailbox!  If you have roommates, one person should fill out the census for the whole apartment (list total number of people in apartment).

The census will mail information March 12 – March 20 and they will send reminder letters weekly until you respond.  If you do not respond to the census by April 27 a census employee may visit your apartment.  Some apartment complexes may invite census workers to set up in a common room to make it easier for residents to fill out the census in person instead of online.  This is called Mobile Questionnaire Assistance.


The census will be conducted in English or 12 non-English languages and has guides in 59 non-English languages. The census consists of only nine questions and citizenship or immigration status is not collected.


Census information is private and will not be shared even with other government agencies.  The Census will never ask for your Social Security Number, bank account information or money. The census has information and a phone number you can call if you suspect that someone is impersonating the census in a fraud or scam.

Visit 2020census.gov for more information.

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