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Census takers in Hartford are canvassing homes who haven’t yet responded to the Census.

What To Expect

Census takers will wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when they visit your home. All census takers complete a virtual COVID-19 training on social distancing and other health and safety protocols before beginning their work in neighborhoods.

Census takers are hired from your area, and their goal is to help you and everyone in your home be counted in the 2020 Census. If the census taker who visits your home does not speak your language, you may request a return visit from a census taker who does speak your language.

Census takers work between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., including weekends. If no one is home when the census taker visits, the census taker will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond onlineby phone or by mail.

If you respond online or by phone today, a census taker is less likely to have to visit your home to collect your response.


How Can You Verify That Someone Is a Census Taker?


If someone visits your home this year to collect information for the 2020 Census, check to make sure they have a valid ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and expiration date. Census workers may also carry Census Bureau bags and other equipment with the Census Bureau logo.

A laptop, laptop bag, confidentiality notices, and an "Official Business" notice for vehicle.

A look at some of the items that a census taker may carry with them, including a laptop, laptop bag, confidentiality notices, and an “Official Business” notice for their vehicle.

A paper questionnaire in a water-resistant plastic bag.

Census takers may also deliver a paper questionnaire by hanging it on the front door in a water-resistant plastic bag.

If you still have questions about their identity, you can contact your regional census center to speak with a Census Bureau representative.


Why should you complete the 2020 Census? 


Now more than ever, it is vital to complete your 2020 federal U.S Census. With unemployment on the rise, the information collected from the 2020 Census, will help to inform federal, state, and local government agencies, along with community services and businesses, regarding how they should plan to allocate billions of dollars in critical services and programs for people in our communities all over Connecticut and nationwide! This includes allocating funds for things like schools, healthcare, emergency response services, and roads and bridges in your hometown. Ensuring that there is accurate and complete Census data is vital for implementing and evaluating new and existing services and programs. You can truly make a difference just by completing your Census today! It will only take a couple of minutes, but it will do a lifetime of good!  Learn More


You may request a Census taker who speaks your language!


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