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Census workers in your neighborhood

Census workers will visit homes that have not responded to the 2020 Census.

The Census is for everyone

The census asks nine questions. The questions are on the number of people are living in your household and their age, race, sex, and ethnicity.

Anyone can answer online, by phone, or by mail. Do the Census now.

Census workers may come to your home

Census workers may come to your home if you have not started or completed your census by August, 2020.

Census workers are from your area, and their goal is to help you and everyone in your home do the 2020 Census.

If a census worker visits your home and does not speak your language, you can still get help. Upon your request, the census worker can send someone to your home who speaks your language.

If no one is home when the census worker visits, they will leave information about how to respond to the census.

How to identify a Census worker

A census worker is also known as a “Census taker,”  “field representative" or “enumerator.” An official census worker will present an ID badge that includes:

  • their name,
  • their photograph,
  • a Department of Commerce watermark, and
  • an expiration date.

The census worker will have an official bag with the Census Bureau logo. Their electronic device, such as a laptop or smartphone, will also have the Census Bureau logo.

Census workers will only visit your home between the hours of 9:00 am and 9:00 pm. Census workers are not allowed to enter your home. 

Census workers may also be at outdoor events, like farmers markets, to help you respond.

You can also call the Los Angeles Regional Office to verify the identity of a census worker. verification at 1-800-992-3530. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am- 4:30 pm.

Learn more about avoiding census fraud and scams.

What Census workers will ask

Census workers will only ask the questions that are on the census form. These questions are about the number of people are living in your house, their age, race, sex, and ethnicity. Census workers will never ask for your immigration status or social security number.

Your responses are safe and secure. The Census Bureau is not allowed to share your personal information.

COVID-19 safety and Census workers

Census workers will wear masks and follow all public health guidelines. All census workers get trained on health and safety protocols, like social distancing.

Do the Census

If you do the census online or by phone today, a census worker is less likely to visit your home to get your response.

Count yourself in today. Visit my2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020 to get started. 

Need help? Visit sfcounts.org for information in your language.

Last updated August 03, 2020