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The Census Will Never Ask Certain Questions

  • During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will NEVER ask you for:

    • Your Social Security number.
    • Money or donations.
    • Anything on behalf of a political party.
    • Your bank or credit card account numbers.
    • There is no citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

    If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau contacts you via email or phone and asks you for one of these things, it's a scam, and you should not cooperate. For more information, visit Avoiding Fraud and Scams.

    When completing the census, you will include everyone living in your home as of April 1, 2020.

Census 101

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