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​​​​​​Shape Your Future: Start Here, with the 2020 Census​​​​​​​​​​

9 Questions.   3 Ways to Respond.

Online  |  By phone at 844.3​​30.2020​  |  By mail​

Be sure to respo​​​nd to the 202​​0 Census by the new completion date:
​​WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2020!

​If you have questions about responding to the 2020 Census, call 844.330.2020​, open 7 a.m.-1 a.m. Eastern Time.

City of Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor explains not only why it is so important to count all who live in Ann Arbor, but the mayor ​also notes the safety and security measu​​​res in place to keep all responses confidential and risk free, even if citizenship is a concern. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsLW_7wss-s&feature=youtu.be.​

Have an extra minute, or 2 minutes 17 seconds to be exact, and want to know even more about the 2020 Census? Watch the Census Made Simple PSA​​ or click on the below, two-sided fact sheet​ to learn ​​why an accurate count is important, the ways to respond to the census and the safety and security of your response.​


(Translations: Simplified Chinese​, SpanishArabicVietnamese​, see all fact sheets.)

Why should we care about the 2020 Census?​​​

Roads. Education. Social services. Healthcare. Even school lunches. The census can shape and impact our community (English) in so many ways ​- and that makes getting an accurate count very important.

​​​​​Source: The ​George Washington University Institute of Public Policy


Right here at home, learn about why Washtenaw County's population count in the 2020 Census matters​ by listening to special reports with 89.1 WEMU.

When will we receive ​​​an invitation to respond to the 2020 Census?​​

In mid-March, households will begin receiving information in the mail on how to respond to the 2020 Census. By April 1, every home will have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.

What are the ways to respond​​ to the 2020 Census?

Online  |  By phone at 844.330.2020  |  By mail

The 2020 Census is easy to answer. One person per household is asked to respond about themselves and everyone who is living in the household​, regardless​ of citizenship​​.​​

What questions are ​asked on the ​2020 Census?​

​​See each question that appears on the 2020 Census form, so you'll know exactly what to expect.​​ 

What's the bottom lin​​e on the 2​020 Census?

  • Watch for your invitation in the mail in mid-March to respond to the census. 
  • Complete the questionnaire by mail, by calling the phone number or by going online​
  • Respond promptly to make sure our community receives all of our of our available funding and representation.
  • Realize we all deserve to BE COUNTED!#A2Counts

​​Visit www.2020Census.gov for complete information about the 2020 Census! ​​​

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College students who were living on campus will be automatically counted​ and won't need to fill out a 2020 Census form. Students who lived off campus should fill out their own census form or - if you have/had roommate(s) - be counted together on the same census form.​ ​​​Check out the University of Michigan​​​ 2020 Census site for more ​student-specific information! ​

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