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Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy.

When is the 2020 Census? 

Census Day is April 1, 2020. Data collection will begin in March 2020 and continue through August 2020. Households will receive a postcard with instructions for completing the census beginning in March 2020. The Census Bureau will NOT call or email you. 

Who should respond? 

EVERYONE! Census postcards will be sent to all households in the U.S. to collect information about every person living in the household. The Census Bureau is conducting special counts for people living in group quarters (college dormitories, prisons, nursing facilities) or who are unsheltered. 

How do I respond to the census? 

The Census Bureau will offer the census form in four ways:


  • Online, using the internet or a smartphone
  • Over the telephone, by calling the census call center listed on the census postcard
  • Using a paper form
  • By responding to a census enumerator

What questions will be asked?

Ten questions, approximately 10 minutes per person.


  • Name
  • Relationship to householder
  • Phone number
  • Household tenure (own/rent)
  • Age
  • Number of people in household
  • Sex
  • Usual place of residence
  • Race
  • Hispanic origin

Did you know?

Census forms are available in 13 languages and language guides (video and print) available in 59 non-English languages as well as American Sign Language, braille, and large print.

See a Sample Questionnaire 

Learn more on our Frequently Asked Questions page


Learn more about the census and its impact on Kansas, your city, and your community. Visit the About page.

If you are a member of the Kansas Complete Count Committee; affiliated with a state agency, county or city government, or local Complete Count Committee Chair, please visit the Government Resources page.

If you would like information, have questions, or have requests for presentations regarding the 2020 Census, please visit the Census Contacts page.