Census Timeline

Provided by www.census.gov

Completing the Census Form

Date
Activity
Present – March 2019
Hiring of local office staff
Spring 2019
Hiring of in-field address canvassers
Aug. 19, 2019
In-field address canvassing begins
September 2019 –
April 2020
Hiring of enumerators
January 2020
Enumeration of remote Alaskan communities takes place
March 2020
Census postcards are sent to most homes
March 12 – 20 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 16 – 24 2020
Mailing 2: Reminder letter to non-respondents
March 26 – April 3 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 non-response follow-up: Census enumerators 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 non-response follow-up re-interview
June – July 2020
Conduct Group Quarters Advance Contact
July 2020
Conduct Group Quarters Service-Based Enumeration
July – August 2020
Conduct Group Quarters Enumeration
Dec. 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