Census 2020

Provides resources on the 2020 Census for students and the community

Privacy and Safety

How the Census Bureau Protects Your Data
The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. Every employee takes an oath to protect your personal information for life.

By law, personally identifiable information collected for a decennial census is released to the public after 72 years. The censuses are a source of genealogical information.

The Census Will Never Ask Certain Questions

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

  • Your Social Security number.
  • Money or donations.
  • Anything on behalf of a political party.
  • Your bank or credit card account numbers.