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Census takers coming to your neighborhood

Starting in July, census takers will visit homes that haven’t yet responded to the 2020 Census.

If you respond online or by phone today, a census taker is less likely to have to visit your home to collect your response. It’s not too late. Visit https://my2020census.gov/ to be counted!

What to expect

  • Census takers will wear face coverings and follow public health guidelines when they visit your home.
  • Census takers are hired from your area, and their goal is to help you and everyone in your home be counted in the 2020 Census. If the census taker who visits your home does not speak your language, you may request a return visit from a census taker who does speak your language.
  • If no one is home when the census taker visits, they will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond online, by phone or by mail.

How can you verify that someone is an authorized Census Taker?

  • Check to make sure they have a valid ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark and an expiration date.
  • Census workers may also carry Census Bureau bags and other equipment with the Census Bureau logo.

If you still have questions about their identity, you can call 213-314-6500 to speak with a Census Bureau representative.

This article was released by the City of Lakewood.