2020 Census

Quick Facts

  • Census Day is April 1, 2020.
  • Households will begin receiving survey questionnaires via USPS March 12-20, 2020.
  • For the first time, responses can be submitted online (using the unique code on your invitation letter).
  • College students who are away at school should be counted on-campus; students who live at home, should be counted at your residence.


In mid-March (2020), homes across the country began receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.

March 12 - 20: Households began receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.

March 30 - April 1: The Census Bureau will count people who are experiencing homelessness over these three days. As part of this process, the Census Bureau counts people in shelters, at soup kitchens and mobile food vans, on the streets, and at non-sheltered, outdoor locations such as tent encampments.

April 1: Census Day is observed nationwide. When you respond to the census, you’ll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.

April: Census takers will begin visiting college students who live on campus, people living in senior centers, and others who live among large groups of people. Census takers will also begin following up with households that have not yet responded in areas that include off-campus housing, where residents are not counted in groups.

May - July: Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven’t responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.

December: The Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.

Complete Count Committee

On August 7, 2019, the City of Lockport City Council approved the formation of an ad-hoc Complete Count Committee (CCC) by Resolution No. 19-086. The purpose of the Complete Count Committee is to organize local outreach efforts and provide leadership and support for participation. The Committee also assists the U.S. Census Bureau to met the goal of a timely, accurate and cost-effective census count, act as 2020 Census champions, and provide "trusted voices" as Census Ambassadors. The CCC held their kick-off meeting on November 13, 2019.