- People who do not regularly live at my house are now temporarily living here due to COVID-19. Where should they be counted?
- Is it true that you have to complete the Census in order to receive the “stimulus” checks from the federal government in response to COVID-19?
- What delays are taking place due to COVID-19?
- Will Census Bureau field staff still visit households that haven’t completed the survey for their household by the end of April?
- How will the Census count college students who had to move out early from their college residence facilities due to COVID-19?
I filled out a survey from the Census Bureau last year. Why have I been contacted again?
Between each 10-year census, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts more than 100 additional
surveys of households and businesses across the nation each year. One of the surveys that
is often confused with the census is the American Community Survey, which reaches about
one in every 38 households each year and asks very detailed questions on topics such as
employment, income, housing, and place of birth. State and local governments use data
from both surveys to plan and fund such things as school construction, transportation
systems, public housing, police and fire precincts, and future utility needs. Federal law
requires participation in both.