What You Need to Know About In-Person Census Canvassing

Census takers will wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when they visit your home. All census takers complete a virtual COVID-19 training on social distancing and other health and safety protocols before beginning their work in neighborhoods. Census takers are hired from your area, and their goal is to help you and everyone in your home be counted in the 2020 Census.

If the census taker who visits your home does not speak your language, you may request a return visit from a census taker who does speak your language. Census takers work between 9am and 9pm, including weekends. If no one is home when the census taker visits, the census taker will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond online, by phone or by mail.

If you respond online or by phone today, a census taker is less likely to have to visit your home to collect your response.

Contact 410.313.6325 or email census2020@howardcountymd.gov

“The Census count will be critical to understanding the updated picture of our community, the needs of all our residents, and the future of our service to the public. We are a data-informed government, and the Census gives valuable insight into our needs for education, housing, transportation, healthcare, and more."

-- Dr. Calvin Ball




Visit the HoCoCounts 2020 Census Dashboard


 Click above to visit our census dashboard, which shows real-time information on census completion throughout Howard County.

#HoCoCounts Upcoming Meeting Schedule

4-Feb  Complete Count Committee Meeting
3-Mar Complete Count Committee Meeting
7-Apr  Complete Count Committee Meeting


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