2020 U.S. Census

Are you ready for the census? Census Day is fast approaching and the City of Geneva is working to help inform, educate, and encourage residents to do their part to participate.

Census Day is officially April 1, 2020, however many Geneva residents will be receiving information in the mail in March with instructions on how to self-respond. The City’s website contains information to help answer many common questions and connect residents with additional resources to help ensure an accurate population count.

Remember the census is safe, simple, and secure. Take the pledge and help ensure everyone is counted on April 1.

For full details, check out the 2020 Census website.

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Here are important benchmarks to keep in mind as the 2020 U.S. Census gets underway in the coming months.


Homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home. Most areas of the country are likely to respond online, so most households will receive a letter asking them to go online to complete the census questionnaire. 


Census Day is observed nationwide on April 1, 2020. By this date, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.


Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven’t responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.