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Verifying Your Questionnaire

There are several ways you can confirm that the 2020 Census questionnaire you received is legitimate:

  1. The outer envelope's return address will say "U.S. Census Bureau" and "U.S. Department of Commerce", which is the Census Bureau's parent agency.
  2. The return address will also show:
    • U.S. Census Bureau

      National Processing Center

      100 Logistics Avenue

      Jeffersonville, IN 47144

  3. The enclosed envelope for mailing the completed paper questionnaire will be addressed to either Jeffersonville, IN, or Phoenix, AZ, where the Census Bureau has mail processing centers.
  4. When in doubt, you can review sample copies of all official Census Bureau mailings for the 2020 Census.
  5. The Census Bureau will never ask you for:
    • Your full Social Security number
    • Your bank account or credit card numbers
    • Anything on behalf of a political party
    • Money or donations

To learn more, visit Avoiding Fraud and Scams.


How Confidential Is the Census?

How do I know my personal information safe when I respond to the 2020 Census? Who has access to it? Get your answers here.
How Confidential Is the Census?
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How do I know my personal information safe when I respond to the 2020 Census? Who has access to it? Get your answers here.

Census 102: Confidentiality in Our Bones

The nuts and bolts of census safety: How it’s done, what the information is used for and how you’re protected.
Census 102: Confidentiality in Our Bones
Length: 4:12 Direct Link
The nuts and bolts of census safety: How it’s done, what the information is used for and how you’re protected.
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