If you didn’t fill out your 2020 U.S. Census survey, you could be getting a knock on your door today.
Census workers began following up with non-responsive households today going door-to-door to make sure no one slips through the cracks. Census takers will be taking extra precautions to avoid the transmission of COVID-19 such as wearing masks and social distancing.
The census, which is conducted every ten years, provides critical data for drawing congressional districts and determining how much federal funding communities receive for public services and infrastructure like hospitals, emergency response, schools, and bridges.
The current self-response rate in Colorado is 66.6 percent, slightly above the national self-response rate of 63.3 percent. There is still time to respond to the census without waiting for a knock on your door.
Questions include your name, age, gender, ethnicity, whether you rent or own, and the number of people living in your home. The U.S. Census Bureau will never inquire about your citizenship status, financial information, or your social security number as part of the survey.
Census workers can be identified by a valid government ID badge with their photo and a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark.
The last day to respond is Sept. 30.