Census Reminder Postcards in the Mail; Next, Census Takers Start in August

July 30, 2020 - The 6th reminder postcard from the US Census is set to arrive between July 22nd and July 28th in homes that have not responded to the Census.

Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison asks Shelby County to respond to the Census, "I would like to encourage and remind everyone to fill out their Census 2020."

Prior to the postcards and before June 12th field workers went out to update addresses and leave Census questionnaires on doorsteps. This was extremely important for some of our rural areas because some households had not received anything in the mail as late as May/June.

The next phase is Non-response Follow-Up (NRFU) and in Texas it runs August 11 through October 31.

With 500K Enumerators or Census Takers deployed, they will be showing up to households and interviewing them in-person. Enumerators will have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), masks, sanitizer, gloves, etc. and will be practicing social distancing. (How to Identify a Census Employee?)

1. Enumerators will not ask to enter the home. 
2. They will identify themselves and wear a U.S. Census Bureau badge.
3. They will only ask questions that are on the questionnaire.
4. They will never ask for or request additional documentation.

Mobile Questionnaire Assistance Will begin Early August.

To respond today, Visit the U.S. Census Bureau at https://2020census.gov/en.html to complete your information online; the process only takes a few minutes.

You have the option of completing the questionnaire by phone. To begin, call 844-330-2020, or call the number associated with your preferred language here from their language support list at https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.html.

Additional information about the Census can be found by visiting the 2020 Census website at https://2020census.gov/.