A United States Census taker could be stopping by your home to complete an interview for your household, here are a ten things you may want to know.

A member of my immediate family is a Census taker, so I wanted to give you some information in the event you get a visit from a US Census representative.

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Ten Things You May Need to Know About the US 2020 Census

  1. You are required by law to respond to the 2020 Census (Title 13, US Code Sections 141 NS 193)
  2. A Census representative with always show you official identification before any questions are asked.
  3.  The Census should take ten minutes or less to complete.
  4. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify you or your household.
  5. People that were in nursing homes, mental hospitals, incarcerated in jail, prison, or in a detention facility  on April 1, 2020 will not be included.
  6. Members of the Armed Forces who live away will not be included.
  7. College Students who live away from this address most of the year should not be included
  8. The Census will include babies and children living in the household, that includes foster children, roommates and boarders.
  9. People that may be staying with you, that have no permanent address on April 1, 2020 should be counted.
  10. Your confidentiality is protected by law (Title 13 US Code, section 9) violating the confidentiality of all your information is a federal crime, with serious penalties, including a federal prison sentence of up to five years, a fine of up to $250,000, or both.

It is important that everyone is counted, it could affect your community, please take a moment to either fill it out on line, or let a Census representative assist you.

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