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Yes. Responses to the census are confidential. Census information is used for statistical purposes only.

No. Your responses cannot be used against you by any government agency, including law enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security, or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

No. Your responses to the census are confidential and will not affect your eligibility for any government benefits.

It is illegal for the Census Bureau to share your information. Your information is confidential. U.S. Census Bureau workers who have access to your personal information are sworn for life to protect confidentiality and are subject to a $250,000 fine and/or up to five years in federal prison for the wrongful disclosure of information.

No. The census will never ask for a social security number.

Yes! All responses submitted online are encrypted to protect your personal privacy. To learn more about the Census Bureau’s data protection and privacy program, see 2020 Census Website.

The Census Bureau is seeking to hire census takers, recruiting assistants, office staffs, and supervisory staff. To be eligible, you must be 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U. S. citizen. Interested residents are encouraged to apply at: