It takes just 10 minutes to answer 9 simple questions that will shape your community for the next 10 years.
How to Take the Census
By mid-March 2020 households will receive a letter by mail or left at their door with an invitation to participate in the Census and instructions on how to fill out your form. A sample of the invitation can be found HERE.
Households include houses, apartments, cabins, mobile homes—pretty much any place where people live in the Montana. In areas where most of housing units do not have mail delivered to their physical location, census workers will leave questionnaire packages at every identified housing unit. The census process also includes special provisions to count people who are homeless and those in other types of living quarters, such as college dorms, military barracks, ships, prisons, nursing homes, and homeless shelters.
Filling out the Census Is Quick Easy and Safe. In 2020, households will have three options to respond.
Online – Respond online using the internet or smartphone with the instructions received in the mail or in the packet materials left at your address.
Phone – Respond over the telephone by calling the census call center listed on the census card.
Mail – you can fill out the census questionnaire in English or Spanish and mail the form, postage-free, back to the Census Bureau. If you need the form in another languages, forms are available on-line in seven different languages.
If you do not receive a U.S. Census postcard in the mail with your unique I.D. number, you can still self-respond to the census questionnaire using the U.S. Census Bureau URL which will be posted as soon as it becomes available. In May of 2020, the Census Bureau will begin following up with households that have not responded.
A sample of the 2020 Census questionnaire can be found HERE.