Key Census 2020 Dates

January – September 2019

U.S. Census Bureau will open 248 area Census offices.

April 23, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case on citizenship question.

June 2019

Decision from U.S. Supreme Court on citizenship question case is expected.

June – August 2019

Census Test by U.S. Census Bureau to evaluate effect of Citizenship question on self-response rates (preliminary results expected in October).

September 2019 and On

Recruitment and hiring by U.S. Census Bureau of temporary Census field staff.

January 2020

The first enumeration begins in remote areas of Alaska, before the spring thaw.

March – April 2020

Self Response phase of Census 2020 (internet, mail, and phone; four waves of staggered mail).

April 1, 2020

National Census Day

May – July 2020

Primary non-response follow-up operation (to households that did not self-respond).