During the period of March 12-20, 2020, each Alabama household will receive a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau with instructions for how to complete the census. Click here for a sample copy of the letter.
The questions are easy to answer and focus on the number of persons living or staying in a household and the basic demographic information about those persons. Click here to learn more about the questions and view the sample form.
You may respond in one of three ways:
- Complete it online at www.my2020census.gov.
- Call the U.S. Census Bureau toll-free 844-330-2020. Telephone assistance is also available in multiple languages: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/2020-census/planning-management/memo-series/2020-memo-2019_18.html
- Return the paper form included with your invitation letter (see next paragraph).
Some households, mainly in rural areas, will receive a traditional paper form during the first mailing while other households, mainly in metro areas, will receive an invitation to respond online first. By mid-April, everyone who has not yet responded will receive a paper form. Click here to see what type of mailing your area will receive.