What to Expect in the Mail

When it's time to respond, most households will receive an invitation in the mail. The invitations will include information about how to respond online, by mail or by phone. 

Areas that are less likely to respond online will also receive a paper questionnaire along with their invitation. 

Households that haven't responded by March 26, 2020, will receive reminders, a paper questionnaire, and then eventually, a follow-up in person by a representative from the U.S. Census. 

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On or between...You'll receive...
March 12 - 20, 2020An invitation with directions on how to respond to the 2020 Census.
March 16 - 24, 2020A reminder letter

If you haven't responded yet...
March 26 - April 23, 2020A reminder postcard
April 8 - 16, 2020A reminder letter and paper questionnaire
April 20 - 27, 2020A final reminder postcard before census employees follow up in person