Most households will receive instructions in the mail on how to complete the Census online.
Visit my2020census.gov/ and use the Census ID that was sent to you to start the survey.
Some households will receive a questionnaire in the mail or a visit from a Census field representative.
For more, see options for how the 2020 Census will invite everyone to respond from the Census website.
You should receive follow up letters, postcards, or visits from the Census Bureau.
If you would like to respond online, many public libraries offer internet access. You can find information about public libraries in the Missouri State Library Directory.*
*Please check the status of your public library at the Missouri State Library website. Some libraries have closed temporarily in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yes. Response to the Census is required by law (Title 13 of the U.S. Code).
The data obtained from the Census is used for apportioning representation in the legislature, helps determine funding for government programs, and serves as a basis for many other decisions.
The Census Bureau has mailed instructions to most locations.
In response to COVID-19, the Census Bureau has released a new timeline for conducting some phases of Census 2020.
March 12 - August 14
You can respond to the Census during this extended period.
March 29 - May 1
Census Bureau employees will drop off invitations to certain locations.
May 7 - August 14
Census takers will follow up with those who have not responded yet.
What will I be asked on the 2020 Census?
View a sample of the 2020 Census survey on the Census website.
Visit the 2020 Census About page to view the full question list.
What will I be asked on the American Community Survey?
For the full example of the American Community Survey form, visit the ACS page.