2020 Census

As a member of Quincy’s Complete Count Committee, QCAP is dedicated to ensuring Quincy community members complete their 2020 Census form.

Complete your 2020 Census today

For the first time, you can fill out and submit your Census form online. It’s easy, safe, and there are online guides in 59 different languages available. Take 10 minutes to fill out the online form and you will help support your community and QCAP programs. Email census@qcap.org with any questions. 

How do you complete the 2020 Census?

Filling out the 2020 Census is importanteasy, and confidential. Here’s how to participate:

    • Online: Go to https://my2020census.gov/
    • By Phone: Call these toll-free numbers to answer the Census questions in 14 different languages
        • English: 844-330-2020
        • Mandarin: 844-391-2020
        • Cantonese: 844-398-2020
        • See all 14 languages available here
    • By Mail: If you have not responded online you will receive a paper questionnaire with a self-addressed return envelope

What is the 2020 Census?

The U.S. Census counts every person living in the United States. It is mandated by Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. Participating in the Census is required by law, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau. Every home will receive an invitation to respond to the short 2020 Census questionnaire and can do so either online, by phone, or by mail. Every person in your home must be counted. The Census includes 10 basic questions and is available in 59 languages online, 13 languages over the phone, and in English and Spanish on paper for mail.

The Census provides important data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and community resources — such as QCAP — based on Census data.

The results of the Census also determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, and are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

When is the 2020 Census happening?

The dates below are provided by the Census Bureau and are subject to change due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

March 12 – October 31: Self-response phase. Households will receive official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.

April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. By this date, every home will have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, your home should respond in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the Census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.

April 2 – September 3: E-response and paper enumeration. Many group quarters have already begun responding through the e-response enumeration option.

June 1: Field activities will resume. All in-person activities will incorporate the most current COVID-19 guidance from authorities.

Is Census data kept private?

Yes, your Census data is kept safe and secure. Census data can only be used for statistical purposes and no personal information is used. By law, your Census data cannot be shared with another government agency, law enforcement, or landlord. It is illegal for Census Bureau employees to disclose personal information about any individual who fills out the Census and no other government agency has access to Census information. There are safeguards in place to protect the privacy of data shared, and there are no questions about citizenship.

Why it matters

A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding for programs like Head Start, Fuel Assistance, Housing, and more. This directly impacts the funding that QCAP will receive. The 2020 Census will help your community get its fair share of federal and state resources.



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