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Census 2020

This guide provides resources to learn more about the 2020 Census.

Citizenship and Immigration Status

The citizenship question was struck down by the Supreme Court and will not be included in the official Census questionnaire (an inside look into the census questionnaire is offered here). The Census needs to count everyone where they live. To secure your count and confidentiality, the following will not be asked or used against you: 

  • There is absolutely nothing about citizenship or immigration status on the Census--However, please note the 2020 Census counts everyone living in the country, including non-citizens. If you need more information, please review the "Who to Count" FAQ
  • The Census form does not ask for a Social Security Number (SSN)- If you come across a question that requires you to share your SSN, asks for money or donations, or for your bank or credit card information--it is a scam. Do not cooperate and feel free to report the interaction to rumors@census.gov. 
  • Your answers will not be used against you or shared with law enforcement--the law prevents the Census Bureau from sharing your information with law enforcement, court or government agency. This includes; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

The PDF linked above contains the following information: Department of Commerce v. New York, No. 18–966, 588 U.S. ___, was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States dealing with the 2020 United States Census.