News Flash

Home - City News

Posted on: April 9, 2020

Census 2020 .. time to reply!

Census Invite by Mail

Paper Forms Sent to Households to Remind Them to Respond


April 8, 2020 – About 64 million households across the nation are receiving a paper questionnaire in the coming days as the U.S. Census Bureau continues to ensure responding to the census is easier than ever. Of the nation’s households, 46.2% have already responded to the 2020 Census. The remaining households will receive a paper questionnaire starting 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. “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.”

While nearly half of all households have responded online to the 2020 Census, some may prefer to receive a paper questionnaire. About 22% of the country received a paper form at the beginning of the census.


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. 

The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe and important, and it’s key to shaping the future of communities. Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and informs how hundreds of billions of dollars in public funds are allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers for public services and infrastructure like hospitals, emergency response, schools and bridges over the next 10 years.

For more information, visit 2020census.gov.   

The 2020 Census is open for self-response online at 2020census.gov, over the phone by calling the number provided in your invitation, or by paper through the mail.

For more information:

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2020/delivery-of-2020-census-paper-questionnaires.html 



Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home - City News

Fire Department Annual Report

Posted on: May 12, 2020
MPD Police Week

2020 National Police Week

Posted on: May 8, 2020
SCAM 01

Telephone Fraud ALERT

Posted on: May 6, 2020
Marshalltown Police Badge

Avoid Coronavirus Scams

Posted on: April 6, 2020
Marshalltown Police Badge

MPD Makes Arrest in Assault Case

Posted on: March 2, 2020
MPD Patch

MPD Seeking to Identify Witness

Posted on: February 14, 2020
Alert

City of Marshalltown News Notifications

Posted on: January 18, 2020
Marshalltown Police Badge

MPD Seeking Wanted Subject

Posted on: January 9, 2020
Marshalltown Police Badge

Don't Wreck the Holidays

Posted on: December 18, 2019
Marshalltown Police Badge

MPD Seeking Wanted Subject

Posted on: December 5, 2019
Marshalltown Police Badge

MPD Seeking Wanted Subject

Posted on: December 5, 2019
MPD Patch

MPD Seeking Wanted Subject

Posted on: December 5, 2019
MPD Patch

I-PLEDGE Program

Posted on: December 2, 2019
MPD Patch

MPD Request's Public's Assistance

Posted on: October 23, 2019
MPD Patch

Police Investigate Attempted Murder

Posted on: October 23, 2019
MPD Patch

What To Expect On A Traffic Stop

Posted on: July 22, 2019