2020 Census Timeline & Milestones

2018

  • Tribal leader, governor, or highest elected local official or community leader determines Complete Count Committees (CCCs) structure
  • CCCs receive 2020 Census training

2019

  • Continue establishing CCCs
  • Open Area Census Offices
  • CCCs develop strategy and work plan

2020

  • CCCs begin community organization mobilization
  • 2020 Census advertising campaign begins in early 2020
  • CCCs support the 2020 Census
  • CCCs encourage self-response
  • March 16-23 – USCB Mailing #1 sent to homes
  • March 20-27 – USCB Mailing #2 sent to non-respondents
  • March 30-April 6 – USCB Mailing #3 – a postcard – sent to non-respondents
  • March – USCB Service-based enumeration begins (for transitory locations like RV parks and campgrounds, tent cities, marinas, hotels)
  • March – USCB Group quarters enumeration begins (for those living in group quarters like dorms, nursing homes, etc. and for the homeless)
  • April 1, 2020 – NATIONAL CENSUS DAY!
  • Early April-Late July – USCB Non-response follow-up (NRFU)
  • April 12-19 – USCB Mailing #4 – letter & paper questionnaire sent to those who have not yet responded
  • April 23-30 – USCB Mailing #5 – It’s not too late! postcard
  • CCCs urge households who do not respond to cooperate with census takers