What is the Census?

The U.S. census is a national population count that occurs every 10 years.

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1. What is the Census?
2. Why should I participate?
3. How can I complete the Census?
4. When will I receive an invitation?
5. How long will it take?
6. Can I complete the census for a family member?
7. What if I forgot to respond?
8. What questions will be asked?
9. Is there a citizenship question?
10. How secure is my information?
11. If I share a dwelling, how should I complete the Census?
12. What if I’m moving or share custody?