2020 Census

 

I received my Census 2020 login ID in the mail today. I went to the .gov website, logged in and submitted my information. It was very simple to navigate and the website worked fine for me. With only two people in my household, it only took about 10 minutes fill in the information and submit it.

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Same here about a week ago

Same here about a week ago or so ago, did the web site not long etc. Yesterday got a letter reminding me to fill out the census and it's a law yada yada yada, guess it was an automatic mailing.

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Yep,

soberbyker wrote:

Same here about a week ago or so ago, did the web site not long etc. Yesterday got a letter reminding me to fill out the census and it's a law yada yada yada, guess it was an automatic mailing.

Same here.

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Yup

Got both notices today

Exactly

alandb wrote:

I received my Census 2020 login ID in the mail today. I went to the .gov website, logged in and submitted my information. It was very simple to navigate and the website worked fine for me. With only two people in my household, it only took about 10 minutes fill in the information and submit it.

Exactly how it went for me.

Phil

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Last Weekend

I completed the census online last weekend. Quick, easy, simple.

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Yesterday

Ditto. About 6 minutes, and it took that long only because I read everything carefully.

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Today

Received the link in today's mail and the wife is doing the input as I post this.

Dito

Stand up and be counted.

Both E-mail & Snail Mail

I received the census by e-mail today and my USPS Informed Delivery shows a census envelope arriving in today's mail as well. Both options came by e-mail and snail mail on the same day.

Census

Yup online is the way to go but don't forget to save the confirmation PDF at the bottom so if they claim you haven't done it ask if they would like to see the confirmation

Are they the same?

mcginkleschmidt wrote:

I received the census by e-mail today and my USPS Informed Delivery shows a census envelope arriving in today's mail as well. Both options came by e-mail and snail mail on the same day.

Is the census document you received in the mail identical to the online one?

Phil

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It was a snap to do!

It was a snap to do! I took care of it online in about 5 minutes. Really easy.

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Same questions. Why would one be different?

plunder wrote:
mcginkleschmidt wrote:

I received the census by e-mail today and my USPS Informed Delivery shows a census envelope arriving in today's mail as well. Both options came by e-mail and snail mail on the same day.

Is the census document you received in the mail identical to the online one?

Phil

Same questions. Why would one be different?

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In person it will get complicated this year

maddog67 wrote:
soberbyker wrote:

Same here about a week ago or so ago, did the web site not long etc. Yesterday got a letter reminding me to fill out the census and it's a law yada yada yada, guess it was an automatic mailing.

Same here.

All census workers must stand at least 6 feet from interviewees, since the aerosol virus freezes in its tracks beyond that exact distance.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..." (First Amendment to U.S. Constitution)

I did it

How many bathrooms did you tell em' you had?

I had to go outside, find and count all the bushes on my property and reported 13,608!

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got ours via mail last

got ours via mail last week...Filled out and returned.

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Missed that question

Didn't see the bathroom question online. I think it may have been a question 10 years ago on the paper one.

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I didn't realize that they

I didn't realize that they were doing this online.

100% Agree

stan393 wrote:

Yup online is the way to go but don't forget to save the confirmation PDF at the bottom so if they claim you haven't done it ask if they would like to see the confirmation

That's what I did... just in case.

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Duplicate?

Received my letter 2 weeks ago, went online and filled out info and got a serial number stating I did so.

This week I got another letter telling me to take the census online. Deep-sixed that letter. Does anyone think they'll get the numbers right this time? Not I! sad

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It the government. So I

It the government. So I won't take that bet.

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The bush button was easy

BarneyBadass wrote:

How many bathrooms did you tell em' you had?

I had to go outside, find and count all the bushes on my property and reported 13,608!

I don't know why it took me so long to find the button to enter my cats names, genders, ethnicity and ages. The bush button was easy.

Why would anyone want to save the confirmation?

Gary A wrote:
stan393 wrote:

Yup online is the way to go but don't forget to save the confirmation PDF at the bottom so if they claim you haven't done it ask if they would like to see the confirmation

That's what I did... just in case.

There is no need to save the confirmation number that you've successfully completed your census. Once you complete it, they have it! If for some wild reason they lose it, it is up to them to determine if you have already completed the census. You aren't going to be the proactive one to call and ask if they still have your census information, are you? Of course not! If they request that you do it again, it only takes a few minutes.

Why would anyone want to save the confirmation number? Why would anyone want to print and save their census answers? That would be like saving a piece of paper with your name, address, sex and ethnicity on it. I don't know anyone that would do that...

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My online questions

My online questions only asked our names, date of birth, male or female, if living anywhere else before April 1 and race and where the race was from. I put American as that is all I know. smile
I think that is all, my memory seems to be getting worse the more stress I have smile.
It was very short and did not ask any questions about house, work and other things it asked 10 years ago.

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I got two

Our household received two letters, with identical "To resident at" addresses, but different Census ID codes.

There are indeed two people living here, but in filling out the online form, I obediently answered for both of us. This seems to make the second one pointless--and perhaps covered by the instruction at the end to ignore any mail I might receive from the census in the next week or two (although both arrived the same day).

Did those of you with populous households get one letter per person?
Did some of you with more than one person get just one letter?

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Just one.

I received just one ID. The other person in my household is my spouse of 50 years, so your relationship to other household members may make a difference.

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Probably not that

alandb wrote:

I received just one ID. The other person in my household is my spouse of 50 years, so your relationship to other household members may make a difference.

Well my spouse and I have only been married for 45 years, so possibly not quite enough.

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2 People here 2 Letters

archae86 wrote:

Our household received two letters, with identical "To resident at" addresses, but different Census ID codes.

There are indeed two people living here, but in filling out the online form, I obediently answered for both of us. This seems to make the second one pointless--and perhaps covered by the instruction at the end to ignore any mail I might receive from the census in the next week or two (although both arrived the same day).

Did those of you with populous households get one letter per person?
Did some of you with more than one person get just one letter?

My wife and I got 2 Letters.

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I JUST FINISHED THE CENSUS

plunder wrote:
mcginkleschmidt wrote:

I received the census by e-mail today and my USPS Informed Delivery shows a census envelope arriving in today's mail as well. Both options came by e-mail and snail mail on the same day.

Is the census document you received in the mail identical to the online one?

Phil

I didn't open my census mail until today, Friday evening, and the mailed census came with a Census ID. The mailed version directed me to my2020census.gov website where I filled out the census online. The instructions read, "If you are unable to complete your 2020 census questionaire online, we will send you a paper questionaire in a few weeks for you to complete and mail back." The census questionaire was quite brief and took only about five minutes.

That's my experience also

mcginkleschmidt wrote:

...I didn't open my census mail until today, Friday evening, and the mailed census came with a Census ID. The mailed version directed me to my2020census.gov website where I filled out the census online. The instructions read, "If you are unable to complete your 2020 census questionaire online, we will send you a paper questionaire in a few weeks for you to complete and mail back." The census questionaire was quite brief and took only about five minutes.

That's exactly what my wife and I received, a single letter with a numeric id and the Web site to log on to for the actual census questionnaire. The letter also said that if the online questionnaire wasn't filled out promptly, the census bureau would mail out a paper one.

Phil

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mmullins98 wrote:
archae86 wrote:

Our household received two letters, with identical "To resident at" addresses, but different Census ID codes.

There are indeed two people living here, but in filling out the online form, I obediently answered for both of us. This seems to make the second one pointless--and perhaps covered by the instruction at the end to ignore any mail I might receive from the census in the next week or two (although both arrived the same day).

Did those of you with populous households get one letter per person?
Did some of you with more than one person get just one letter?

My wife and I got 2 Letters.

Just one letter so far for my wife and I. Wouldn't filling out a second result in over reporting numbers?

I am sure it would.

bdhsfz6 wrote:
mmullins98 wrote:
archae86 wrote:

Our household received two letters, with identical "To resident at" addresses, but different Census ID codes.

There are indeed two people living here, but in filling out the online form, I obediently answered for both of us. This seems to make the second one pointless--and perhaps covered by the instruction at the end to ignore any mail I might receive from the census in the next week or two (although both arrived the same day).

Did those of you with populous households get one letter per person?
Did some of you with more than one person get just one letter?

My wife and I got 2 Letters.

Just one letter so far for my wife and I. Wouldn't filling out a second result in over reporting numbers?

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Don't know what they are thinking

bdhsfz6 wrote:
mmullins98 wrote:
archae86 wrote:

Our household received two letters, with identical "To resident at" addresses, but different Census ID codes.

There are indeed two people living here, but in filling out the online form, I obediently answered for both of us. This seems to make the second one pointless--and perhaps covered by the instruction at the end to ignore any mail I might receive from the census in the next week or two (although both arrived the same day).

Did those of you with populous households get one letter per person?
Did some of you with more than one person get just one letter?

My wife and I got 2 Letters.

Just one letter so far for my wife and I. Wouldn't filling out a second result in over reporting numbers?

Don't know what they are thinking, it's the government. I did read somewhere they say ignore the second letter if you get one.

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redundancy

mmullins98 wrote:

Don't know what they are thinking, it's the government. I did read somewhere they say ignore the second letter if you get one.

I got two letters, a few weeks apart and very different looking, one was in a larger more square type envelope while the reminder letter was in a normal sized envelope. Both had the same ID number to use on the website.

My take is the second letter was just a reminder to fill out your census, and in case you didn't already and/or misplaced the first one, the second also had your ID number.

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They need these done

The Federal census is every 10 years in April. The last one available for the Genealogists or those looking for their ancestor history was 1940. They won't release the 1950 census till April 2022. They follow a 72 year rule.

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It would not result in over reporting numbers

bdhsfz6 wrote:

Just one letter so far for my wife and I. Wouldn't filling out a second result in over reporting numbers?

The census is looking at known addresses to take the census. If you were to complete the census questions online and then complete the paper questionnaire and mail it in too, the results of that duplicate action will be corrected because there would be a duplication of names, age, DOB, sex, ethnicity, etc. It would not result in over reporting numbers.

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If the government does not receive a census reply

soberbyker wrote:

I got two letters, a few weeks apart and very different looking, one was in a larger more square type envelope while the reminder letter was in a normal sized envelope. Both had the same ID number to use on the website.

My take is the second letter was just a reminder to fill out your census, and in case you didn't already and/or misplaced the first one, the second also had your ID number.

If the government does not receive a census reply (either online or mailed-in paper form) for a known address, then a human 'census taker' will visit the physical address to assess if anyone lives at that address and document the occupants.

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Its really poor validity

Why no Citizenship question, if you are not in this our Country legally , why can you be counted to add a Congressional Seat. Bad enough there is no Voter Check, just statement that you claim to be a citizen.

I could say

windwalker wrote:

Why no Citizenship question, if you are not in this our Country legally , why can you be counted to add a Congressional Seat. Bad enough there is no Voter Check, just statement that you claim to be a citizen.

I could answer your question but that would be political so I won't.

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From census.gov

windwalker wrote:

Why no Citizenship question, if you are not in this our Country legally , why can you be counted to add a Congressional Seat. Bad enough there is no Voter Check, just statement that you claim to be a citizen.

https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/abo...

"The U.S. Constitution empowers the Congress to carry out the census in "such manner as they shall by Law direct" (Article I, Section 2). The Founders of our fledgling nation had a bold and ambitious plan to empower the people over their new government. The plan was to count every person living in the newly created United States of America, and to use that count to determine representation in the Congress."

The census counts more than citizens, it counts all people living in the USA as required by the constitution.

good to know

about to do it over the quiet weekend.

same day

koot wrote:
soberbyker wrote:

I got two letters, a few weeks apart and very different looking, one was in a larger more square type envelope while the reminder letter was in a normal sized envelope. Both had the same ID number to use on the website.

My take is the second letter was just a reminder to fill out your census, and in case you didn't already and/or misplaced the first one, the second also had your ID number.

If the government does not receive a census reply (either online or mailed-in paper form) for a known address, then a human 'census taker' will visit the physical address to assess if anyone lives at that address and document the occupants.

I filled out the online version the same day I got the first notice. Still got a second notice a few weeks later. My belief is the second was auto generated, a reminder in case you haven't completed it already.

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Quick and easy

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Saving Confirmation Number

Because people have had those folks come back twice and say he or she has not filled it out and they had no proof. If you enjoy filling out something more than once enjoy it

Be sure to set aside enough time...

abin wrote:

Good to know - about to do it over the quiet weekend.

Be sure to set aside enough time...

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No way...

stan393 wrote:

Because people have had those folks come back twice and say he or she has not filled it out and they had no proof. If you enjoy filling out something more than once enjoy it

Really! You've heard that "those folks come back twice and say he or she has not filled it out?" You're talking our government already telling some of the U.S. population they haven't filled out their census? Are you sure about that? No way...

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The 10 day limit hasn't

The 10 day limit hasn't expired yet.

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Like most, I got two letters

Like most, I got two letters in two different size envelopes. Quick and easy to fill out online.

Two Letters

We are getting our second letter in the mail today. We done the online last week.

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just received

over the weekend, haven't looked at it yet. Probably will do online.

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