About 64 million households across the nation are receiving a paper census questionnaire in the coming days. In Wisconsin, 53.4 percent of households have responded already to the 2020 Census, compared with the 46.2 percent that have responded nationwide. The remaining households began receiving paper questionnaires on April 8.
“If you’re among the nearly half of all the nation’s households that have responded already, thank you!” said Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham in a news release. “It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online at 2020census.gov, over the phone, or by mail — all without having to meet a census taker. It’s something everyone can do while practicing social distancing at home to make a difference today, tomorrow and the next 10 years.”
Households receiving the paper questionnaire can still respond online or by phone, or they can return it by mail in an enclosed envelope. They can choose to respond online at 2020census.gov in English or 12 other languages, or receive assistance through language guides and videos available in 59 languages. When you respond online, use the Census ID from the letter or provide your address.
The public should respond for the number of people living at that address as of April 1. Responding now to the 2020 Census will minimize the need for a census taker to follow up and visit your home in person later this year.
For more information, visit 2020census.gov.