Census Timeline

Provided by www.census.gov

Enumerator Recruitment Timeline

Fall 2017
  • Management, supervisory, and support positions
Summer 2018
Fall 2018
  • ACO office staff, Recruiting Assistants
January 2019
  • Open Regional Census Centers
March 2019
  • Begin Address Canvassing Field Staff Recruitment
April - July 2019
  • Open Area Census Offices
Summer 2019
  • Wave 2 ACO Management (approx. 10 per ACO)
September 2019 - Feb 2020
  • Hiring for Enumerators: Enumerators conduct door-to-door follow-up with people who don't self-respond.  All enumerator applicants must complete online application and go through a waiting period
March 2020 - April 2020
  • Enumerator training
May 2020 - July 2020
  • Non-response follow-up

Completing the Census Form

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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