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Door-to-Door Visits Begin in Margate for 2020 Census
To ensure a complete and accurate count, Census takers have begun following up with households in Margate that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. They are going door-to-door to assist people in responding to the 2020 Census.
If you have not completed the Census and a census taker visits your home, it is vital that you participate by providing the necessary information. Your participation means more federal funding for the City of Margate.
Census takers have completed training on social distancing and safety protocols, will follow local public health guidelines, and will be required to wear a face mask when conducting follow-up visits.
The door-to-door follow-up is the final stage of conducting the once-a-decade population count of everyone living in the United States.
To avoid a visit from a census taker, households can still respond online at 2020census.gov, by phone at 844-330-2020, or by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire they received. Responses can be made in one of 13 languages online or by phone.
What Households Can Expect
In most cases, census workers will make up to six attempts at each housing unit address to count possible residents. This includes leaving notification of the attempted visit on the door. The notification will include reminder information on how to respond online, by paper or by phone. In addition, census workers may try to reach the household by phone to conduct the interview.
Census takers are hired from local communities. All census takers speak English, and many are bilingual. If a census taker does not speak the householder’s language, the household may request a return visit from a census taker who does.
How to Identify Census Takers
Census takers can be easily identified by a valid government ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date on the badge. To confirm a census taker’s identity, the public may contact their regional census center to speak with a Census Bureau representative.
About the 2020 Census
The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone who lives in the United States on April 1, 2020 (Census Day). Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and inform how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers annually for the next 10 years.
For more information, visit 2020census.gov.