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Census 2020 Information


Reminder postcards from The U.S. Census Bureau are being sent this week to an estimated 34.3 million households. This will be the final mailing from the Census Bureau before census takers begin visiting nonresponding households across the nation in mid-August.

Currently Louisiana’s self-response rate (56.5%) lags behind the national self-response rate (62.3%). Responding now minimizes the need for census takers to visit homes to collect responses in person.

When possible, the Census Bureau strongly encourages the public to respond online at Households can also respond by phone or in 12 different languages, or by mail using the paper questionnaire that was mailed in April to most nonresponding addresses.

Households can continue to respond on their own until in-person home visits conclude on October 31. Households that have already responded may disregard the reminder postcard if they receive it. A small number of households that have already responded will receive a census taker visit as part of 2020 Census quality checks.

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