Door-to-door census takers dispatched this week

LIMA — The U.S. Census Bureau began following up with households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census this week. The Nonresponse Followup operation will send out census takers to households that have yet to fill out the form up to six different times to try to count possible residents.

In addition, census workers may try to reach the household by phone.

Census takers can be identified by a valid government ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark and a badge expiration date. Those looking to validate the identity of a census taker can also call the regional census center at 267-780-2600 to confirm.

“America has answered the call and most households responded to the census online, by phone or by mail,” Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham said in a press release. “To ensure a complete and accurate count, we must now go door to door to count all of the households we have not heard back from. During this phase, you can still self-respond online (at, by phone (at 844-330-2020), or by mailing your completed questionnaire.”

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