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Posted on: October 22, 2019

2020 Census

Census Worker

With the 2020 Census just around the corner, residents may notice census workers in North Richland Hills neighborhoods. This is a normal part of preparations for the 2020 Census. 

If someone visits your home to collect information for the 2020 Census, you can check to make sure that they have a government issued ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark and an expiration date. If you still have questions about their identity, contact a Dallas Regional Census Center at 972-510-1800 to speak with a Census Bureau representative. Census workers are not required to have a solicitors permit from the city. 

This fall, Census workers are verifying addresses and noting where houses, apartments, shelters and other residences are located. 

By April 1, 2020, all homes will receive an invitation by mail to participate in the 2020 Census. The best way to avoid a follow-up visit from a census taker is to fill out the 2020 Census questionnaire online, by phone or by mail as soon as you receive an invitation to participate. 

Starting in May 2020, census takers will begin visiting homes that haven’t responded to the 2020 Census to help ensure everyone is counted. 

During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask for:

•    Your Social Security number.

•    Money or donations.

•    Your bank or credit card account numbers.

If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau contacts you via email, phone or in person and asks you for one of these things, it's a scam, and you should not cooperate. 

Your participation in the 2020 Census is important. It impacts a broad range of decisions, from how legislative districts are drawn, to how more than $800 billion in federal funding for education, hospitals, roads and other essential services is distributed annually across the country. Learn more about the 2020 Census at https://2020census.gov.

The Census Bureau is hiring approximately 500,000 temporary workers nationwide to help conduct the 2020 Census. Anyone who is interested can learn more and apply at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html.


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