Census 2020

Census 2020


April 1, 2020 is National Census Day! 



View a Sample copy of the 2020 Census Questionnaire.
Visit www.2020Census.gov to learn more. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. When will I receive the census questionnaire?

    • The U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency, will determine what areas of the county will receive a paper questionnaire but, for the most part, beginning in mid-March, people will receive a notice in the mail inviting everyone to respond to the 2020 Census ONLINE.
  2. What information will be requested?

    • The decennial census will collect basic information about the people living in one household. When completing the census, people should count everyone who is living in their household on April 1st, 2020.
  3. What information will NOT be requested?

    • The Census Bureau will never ask for:
      • Social Security numbers.
      • Bank or credit card account numbers.
      • Money or donations.
      • Anything on behalf of a political party.
    • If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau asks for one of the above, it is a scam, and people should not cooperate. For more information, please visit Avoiding Fraud and Scams.
  4. How can people respond to the 2020 Census?

    • In 2020, for the first time ever, the Census Bureau will accept responses ONLINE. Likewise, the online questionnaire will also be available in mobile format so that people can self-respond on their phones and other electronic devices.
  5. Is the 2020 census form only in English?

    • The online form and telephone assistance will be in 12 Non-English languages including Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese, and Haitian Creole. For those receiving a paper questionnaire, it will only be in English and Spanish.
    • Full list of languages
  6. Is the information obtained by the Census Bureau private and/or confidential?

    • The law states that the information collected by the Census Bureau may only be used for statistical purposes and, under Title 13 of the U.S. Code, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about individuals, households, or businesses, even to law enforcement agencies. In addition, all Census Bureau staff take a lifetime oath to protect personal information, and any violation comes with a penalty of up to $250,000.00 and/or up to 5 years in prison.
    • In 2020, cybersecurity is a factor to take into account, as such, the Census Bureau IT infrastructure follows industry best practices and federal requirements to protect online data and is designed to defend against and contain cyberthreats.
    • To learn more about census confidentiality please click here.
  7. Do census results and/or data really influence something I care about?

    • The results are critically important because this once-a-decade census data helps businesses, researches, and communities make decisions. The data can help inform where our community needs a new fire department, more funding for school lunches, or new roads.
    • To learn more about the impact of census data in our community please click here.
    • For a list of federal funding programs that rely on census data please click here

If you wish to contact the North Miami Census 2020 Office please call:

  • Francisco Medranda - Senior Management Analyst
    Telephone: 305-893-6511 ext. 12110
    Email Francisco Medranda

  • Summer Jones - Census Outreach Coordinator
    Telephone: 305-893-6511 ext. 12152
    Email Summer Jones

  • Anite Delice - Assistant Census Outreach Coordinator
    Telephone: 305-893-6511 ext. 12151
    Email Anite Delice