Skip to main content

Census

Information and resources regarding upcoming Census.

General Information

Census Day - April 1st

In response to COVID-19, the Census Bureau has posted a statement: https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/press-kits/covid-19.html

Census Timeline

2019

  • January - September: The Census Bureau opened more than 200 area census offices across the country. 

  • August - October: Census takers visited areas that have experienced a lot of change and growth. 

2020

  • January 21: The U.S. Census Bureau started counting the population in remote Alaska. 

  • March 12 - 20: Households began receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.

  • March 30 - April 1: The Census Bureau will count people who are experiencing homelessness over these three days. 

  • April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. When you respond to the census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.

  • April: Census takers will begin visiting college students who live on campus, people living in senior centers, and others who live among large groups of people. Census takers will also begin following up with households that have not yet responded in areas that include off-campus housing, where residents are not counted in groups.

  • May - July: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census.

  • December: The Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.

2021

  • March 31: By this date, the Census Bureau will send redistricting counts to states. This information is used to redraw legislative districts based on population changes.

For more information and details: Census Important Dates 

For more COVID-19 information and details: Census Operational Adjustments

 

Wichita State University Libraries, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0068 | Phone: (316) 978-3481 | Comments/Suggestions | Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube Channel Federal Depository Library Program HathiTrust Digital Library Patent and Trademark Resources Centers