United States Census 2020



Flyer depicting an invitation letter for 2020 Census

U.S. Census Bureau

Washington, DC 20233-0001

Office of the Director


March 12, 2020

Dear Resident:

This is your invitation to respond to the 2020 Census. We need your help to count everyone in the United States by providing basic information about all adults, children, and tables living or staying at the address.

Results from the 2020 Census will be used to:

  • Direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.
  • Help your community prepare to meet transportation and emergency readiness needs.
  • Determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and your political representation at all levels of government.

The Census Bureau is using the internet to securely collect your information. Responding online helps us conserve natural resources, save taxpayer money, and process data more efficiently. If you are unable to complete your 2020 Census questionnaire online, we will send you a paper questionnaire in a few weeks for you to complete and mail back.

The census is so important that your response is required by law, and your answers are kept completely confidential. If you do not respond, we will need to send a Census Bureau interviewer to your home to collect your answers in person. If you need help completing your 2020 Census questionnaire, please call toll-free 1-844-330-2020.

Thank you for your prompt response.


Steven D. Dillingham