Most Frequently Asked 2020 Census Questions

  • Our HEB ISD Federal Programs Office has collected these answers to the most common questions about the 2020 Census:

    • Who is required? If you live in the United States you are required by law to complete the 2020 census.

    • Why should you complete the Census form? Federal funding is based on Census data for more than 100 programs including free and reduced school lunches, Special Education, Title I Programs, and numerous other education programs, as well as, highway and road construction.

    • Who should complete the 2020 Census for? The person who owns or rents living quarters or any other person who is at least 15 years of age with knowledge of the household.

    • How can you complete the census? Complete the form online or by phone, or by completing the form sent to you previously in the mail.

    • How does the Census Bureau Protect your Data? The Census Bureau is bound by law to keep your information confidential.

    • Does the 2020 Census ask about citizenship? No, it does not ask whether you or anyone in home is not a U.S. citizen

    • Are non-citizens counted in the census? Yes, everyone counts!

    • What questions will not be asked by the Census Bureau? The Census Bureau never asks you for: your social security number, money or donations, anything on behalf of a political party, or your bank or credit card numbers.

    • Do I list children under the age of five on the census form? Yes, everyone counts! Everyone is important!

    • How long does it take to complete the 2020 Census form? Average is 10 minutes.

    • Can I start it, then go back and finish it later? No, once you start, you need to complete the form because it will not save the data.

    • When is the deadline to complete the 2020 Census form? September 30, 2020