Completing the Census is Safe, Easy and Important!

Completing the survey is quick and easy to do. You can complete your Census questionnaire online, by phone or on paper. By using your phone, tablet or computer, or simply grabbing a pencil or pen, you can complete the questionnaire, spending less than 10 minutes on what can impact your community in the next 10 years. 

The process is safe, easy and important and you can respond in one of three ways:

  • Online by visiting my2020census.gov.
  • By phone by calling 1-800-923-8282. For information on language support, click here for a listing of telephone numbers.
  • Via mail

Help Make NC Count! View and download resource materials by clicking on the button below.

NC Census Outreach & Engagement Toolkit

You can also track Census response rates near you. View the latest data here.

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What is the Census?

sample US census form

Established by the US Constitution, the US Census Bureau is required to conduct a count of every person in the United States, including North Carolina. Everyone must be counted no matter their age, residence status or location. This includes deployed military at their current base address. Federal law requires that all information collected be kept confidential. The information compiled cannot be shared with law enforcement, the courts, immigration or anyone for 72 years.

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Why it matters

conceptual map of North Carolina congressional districts

The data collected from the US Census helps determine political representation for our state and the amount of funding invested in our communities. Census data helps decide how more than $16 billion in federal funding gets used each year. By completing the 2020 Census, you will help:

  • Determine the number of representatives in Congress for North Carolina
  • Allocate federal funds in North Carolina
  • Establish the boundaries for voting and school districts
  • Provide information needed to improve schools, roads, health care, emergency response and other services in your community.

We Need Our Statewide Census Partners

We appreciate the help of our Census partners statewide. It will take a team effort to make the 2020 Census in North Carolina a success and we will need your support. Here is how you can help.

  • Get Social! Join the “I Counted” campaign – once you’ve completed your census form, put the “I Counted” sign in your window, post a picture on social media with #MakeNCCount, and challenge your neighborhood to a Teddy Bear and Census Scavenger Hunt.
  • Text and talk with friends and family about the importance of the Census in shaping your future. Challenge groups you communicate with to complete their Census forms.
  • Paste the “Make NC Count” logo and/or website link into your email signature, on websites you help manage, in newsletters, electronic billboards, etc. Logos are available in the NC Census Outreach & Engagement Toolkit
  • Share information about the 2020 Census within your networks using the resources and information in the NC Census Outreach & Engagement Toolkit offering awareness materials, posters/fliers, speech drops, talking points, press information, and many other resources.
  • Follow @nccensus on TwitterFacebook and Instagram and share posts on your social media. Please tag us and use the #MakeNCCount hashtag.
  • Sign up to the North Carolina 2020 Census listserv to receive important updates.

Local governments, businesses, schools, tribes, community organizations, faith-based groups and individuals all have a role to play in making the Census a success for North Carolina. Groups can also form local complete count committees to help:

  • Spread the word on the importance of the 2020 Census in your community
  • Help recruit census workers
  • Promote awareness of the 2020 Census through social media, publications, word of mouth, web, mail and other media platforms.

Thank you for your support!


Let’s get social!

Tag @nccensus and follow #MakeNCCount for updates!