Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

Fill Out the 2020 Census Today!

Apr 1 2020    PICC Blog

The 2020 Census is happening this year! The census only happens once every 10 years, and will impact each of us – our friends, our families, our neighbors, our communities- for the next decade and beyond. By completing the census form we can ensure that our community gets important resources for things like our schools and hospitals and that we are represented in our democracy.

How do I complete the 2020 Census? You can complete your questionnaire using the paper form mailed to your address, online at, or by calling (844) 330-2020. Phone lines are open every day from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

I lost my paper form, can I still complete the 2020 Census? Yes! Households can respond online or by phone with or without the unique identification number on their paper form.

Is the 2020 Census cancelled because of COVID-19? The 2020 Census is not cancelled because of COVID-19. The 2020 Census is well underway. The Census Bureau has adjusted its operational timeline and households can respond until October 31, 2020. You should respond today to make ensure you are counted!

Will the questionnaire ask me about my citizenship or immigration status? No, the 2020 Census questionnaire does not ask about citizenship or immigration status, your social security number, or your use of public benefits. The questionnaire only asks about name, sex, age, date of birth, race, and relationships of persons in the household.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and measures I am not living in my usual residence. Where do I get counted? If you are living elsewhere due to COVID-19, you should be counted at the residence where you usually live and sleep, most of the time. If you have moved permanently, you need to get counted at your new permanent residence.

Will my information be shared with immigration enforcement, state or local authorities? No, federal law requires the U.S. Census Bureau to keep information safe and confidential. All Census staff take an oath to protect the public and uphold Title 13 of the U.S. Code and can face up to 5 years in prison or have to pay a fine up to $250,000.