PREVIEW THE CENSUS QUESTIONS


Below are the questions you'll see on the 2020 census.

To see an example of the official census questionnaire, click here.

To read about why the Census Bureau asks each question, click here.

To complete your census online, visit my2020census.govFor information on responding by phone, click here.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR PERSON 1


1. How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2020?


2. Were there any additional people staying here on April 1, 2020 that you did not include in Question 1?

  • Children, related or unrelated, such as newborn babies, grandchildren, or foster children
  • Relatives, such as adult children, cousins, or in-laws
  • Nonrelatives, such as roommates or live-in babysitters
  • People staying here temporarily
  • No additional people


3. Is this house, apartment, or mobile home? (Mark one box)

  • Owned by you or someone in this household with a mortgage or loan? Include home equity loans.
  • Owned by you or someone in this household free and clear (without a mortgage or loan)?
  • Rented?
  • Occupied without payment of rent?


4. What is your telephone number? We will only contact you if needed for official Census Bureau business.


5. Please provide information for each person living here. If there is someone living here who pays the rent or owns this residence, start by listing him or her as Person 1. If the owner or the person who pays the rent does not live here, start by listing any adult living here as Person 1.

 

What is Person 1’s name?


6. What is Person 1’s sex?

  • Male
  • Female


7. What is Person 1’s age and what is Person 1’s date of birth? For babies less than 1 year old, do not write the age in months. Write 0 as the age.


8. Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?

  • No, not of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin
  • Yes, Mexican, Mexican Am., Chicano
  • Yes, Puerto Rican
  • Yes, Cuban
  • Yes, another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (Print, for example, Salvadoran, Dominican, Colombian, Guatemalan, Spaniard, Ecuadorian, etc.)


9. What is Person 1’s race? (You can select more than one option AND print origins)

  • White (Print, for example, German, Irish, English, Italian, Lebanese, Egyptian, etc.).
  • Black or African Am. (Print, for example, African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somali, etc.)
  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Print name of enrolled principal tribe(s), for example, Navajo Nation, Blackfeet Tribe, Mayan, Aztec, Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government, Nome Eskimo Community, etc.)
  • Chinese
  • Filipino
  • Asian Indian
  • Other Asian (Print, for example, Pakistani, Cambodian, Hmong, etc.)
  • Vietnamese
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Native Hawaiian
  • Samoan
  • Chamorro
  • Other Pacific Islander (Print, for example, Tongan, Fijian, Marshallese, etc.)
  • Some other race (Print race or origin) 


If more people were counted in Question 1 on the front page, please continue below.


QUESTIONNAIRE FOR PERSON 2 (AND ALL ADDITIONAL PERSONS)


1. What is this person’s name?


2. Does this person usually live or stay somewhere else? (Mark all that apply)

  • No
  • Yes, for college
  • Yes, for a military assignment
  • Yes, for a job or business
  • Yes, in a nursing home
  • Yes, with a parent or other relative
  • Yes, at a seasonal or second residence
  • Yes, in a jail or prison
  • Yes, for another reason


3. How is this person related to Person 1?

  • Opposite-sex husband/wife/spouse
  • Opposite-sex unmarried partner
  • Same-sex husband/wife/spouse
  • Same-sex unmarried partner
  • Biological son or daughter
  • Adopted son or daughter
  • Stepson or stepdaughter
  • Brother or sister
  • Father or mother
  • Grandchild
  • Parent-in-law
  • Son-in-law or daughter-in-law
  • Other relative
  • Roommate or housemate
  • Foster child
  • Other nonrelative


4. What is this person’s sex?

  • Male
  • Female


5. What is this person’s age and what is this person’s date of birth? For babies less than 1 year old, do not write the age in months. Write 0 as the age.


6. Is this person of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?

  • No, not of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin
  • Yes, Mexican, Mexican Am., Chicano
  • Yes, Puerto Rican
  • Yes, Cuban
  • Yes, another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (Print, for example, Salvadoran, Dominican, Colombian, Guatemalan, Spaniard, Ecuadorian, etc.)


7. What this person’s race? (You can select more than one option AND print origins)

  • White (Print, for example, German, Irish, English, Italian, Lebanese, Egyptian, etc.)
  • Black or African Am. (Print, for example, African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somali, etc.)
  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Print name of enrolled principal tribe(s), for example, Navajo Nation, Blackfeet Tribe, Mayan, Aztec, Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government, Nome Eskimo Community, etc.)
  • Chinese
  • Filipino
  • Asian Indian
  • Other Asian (Print, for example, Pakistani, Cambodian, Hmong, etc.)
  • Vietnamese
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Native Hawaiian
  • Samoan
  • Chamorro
  • Other Pacific Islander (Print, for example, Tongan, Fijian, Marshallese, etc.)
  • Some other race (Print race or origin)


Para información en español, visita  www.2020census.gov/es/about-questions  

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