Census Timeline

Provided by www.census.gov

Completing the Census Form

Date
Activity
January 2020
Enumeration of remote Alaskan communities takes place.
March 2020
Census postcards are sent to most homes.
March 2020
Mailing 1:  Letter with info to take survey online (the majority of people will get this) or Letter + Paper Survey (20-25% of people based on demographic characteristics and internet connectivity of a geographic area will receive this)
March 2020
Mailing 2:  Letter to non-respondents
March 2020
Mailing 3:  Postcard to non-respondents
April 2020
Mailing 4:  Letter + Questionnaire to non-respondents
April 2020
Mailing 5:  “It’s not too late” Postcard to non-respondents
March - August 2020
Conduct Self-Response
March - July 2020
Conduct Internet Self-Response, including Non-ID Processing
March - July 2020
Conduct Census Questionnaire Assistance
March - August 2020
Conduct Paper Data Capture
April 1, 2020
Census Day
April - May 2020
Conduct Update Leave
May - July 2020
Conduct Nonresponse Followup: Census workers visit addresses from the Census Master Address File that did not complete a Census questionnaire and collect information at the door.
May - July 2020
Conduct Nonresponse Followup Reinterview
June - July 2020
Conduct Group Quarters Advance Contact
July 2020
Conduct Group Quarters Service Based Enumeration
July - August 2020
Conduct Group Quarters Enumeration
December 31, 2020
The Census director delivers apportionment counts to the president.
April 2021
Publish Prototype P.L. 94-171 Data and Geographic Products
March 2021
The Census Bureau completes delivery of redistricting counts to the states.
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