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Important Dates - Overall Timeline 

  • January 2020—The first enumeration for the 2020 Census takes place in Toksook Bay, Alaska. In remote areas like this, Local census takers must get a head start while the frozen ground allows easier access to these areas.
  • Mid-March 2020—Nationwide, the public can begin responding to the 2020 Census online at Replying by mail or phone will also be an option. Everyone who hasn’t already responded will receive a paper questionnaire in April.
  • April 1, 2020—Every 10 years, we observe Census Day on April 1. By this date, every home will have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020, even if it is before April 1.
  • Mid-May 2020 through July 2020—Census takers go door to door to collect responses from households that did not self-respond.
  • December 31, 2020—By this date, as specified in law, the Census Bureau publicly reports to the President of the United States the population count and the apportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives to each state.
  • March 31, 2021—By this date, also as specified in law, the Census Bureau will finish delivering redistricting data to the states for them to use in redrawing the boundaries of their legislative districts.
  • 2021—Additional 2020 Census data are made available to the public on along with results from coverage measurement studies and other evaluation studies.

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