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By now you have probably heard that 2020 is the year for the US Census and that this census will be the first to utilize an online response option. Responding by phone and mail are also still options.

To assist you in getting ready to complete the information for your household, check out this list of important dates –

On or between: You’ll receive:
March 12-20, 2020 An invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census. Some households will also receive paper questionnaires.
March 16-24, 2020 A reminder letter.

 

If you haven’t responded yet:  
March 26-April 3, 2020 A reminder postcard.
April 8-16, 2020 A reminder letter and paper questionnaire.
April 20-27, 2020 A final postcard reminder before a US Census Bureau worker follows up in person.
May-July, 2020 US Census Bureau workers visit household that did not fill out the questionnaire on paper, online or over the phone. The census workers collect information at the door of each house they visit. This process is called non-response follow-up.

 

Want to know more? Visit 2020census.gov, census.georgia.gov or visit the City’s Census webpage at www.decaturga.com

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April 1, 2020 is Census Day. The City of Decatur wants all of its residents to participate to help inform the process for the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds to communities around the country each year for things such as health care, emergency services, infrastructure, education and food assistance.

Want more information about the impacts of the Census or do you have questions about the items on the survey instrument or even about the confidentiality of the data? Then check out 2020census.gov, census.georgia.gov or visit the City’s Census webpage at www.decaturga.com because Every.One.Counts.

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