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Census self-response deadline moved to Oct. 16

by U.S. Census Bureau

Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 0:00 AM

On Oct. 13, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that self-response and field data collection operations for the 2020 Census will conclude on Oct. 15.

The announcement followed a Supreme Court decision to overturn a lower court’s ruling to keep the self-response deadline at Oct. 31.


  • Internet self-response will be available across the nation through October 15, 2020 until 11:59 pm Hawaii Standard Time (HST), (6:00 am Eastern Daylight Time on October 16, 2020) Visit to respond today.
  • Phone response will be available for its regularly scheduled time on October 15, 2020. Click here for schedule and a list of numbers.
  • Paper responses must be postmarked by October 15, 2020.
  • Nonresponse Followup census takers will continue resolving nonresponding addresses through the end of the day on October 15, 2020.

To respond to the census, visit

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