2020 Census adjusts deadline to October 31, 2020
The 2020 Census is underway and more households across America are responding every day. Over 70 million households have responded to date, representing over 48% of all households in America. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau is adjusting 2020 Census operations in order to:
- Protect the health and safety of the American public and Census Bureau employees.
- Implement guidance from federal, state and local authorities.
- Ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities.
Under this plan, the Census Bureau would extend the window for field data collection and self-response to October 31, 2020. For more information about the census and this update, view the official press release from the Census Bureau here.