April 1, 2020, is Census Day.

While that is still some time away, local governments, community leaders and volunteers across the Kansas City metro are working together to ensure a complete and accurate count.  The following is a general timeline for Census activities in the Kansas City region.

Timeline for 2020 Census

  • January 2019 → Recruitment for Census Taker and Census Office Positions begins – Apply now!
  • April 1, 2019 → Census 2020 One Year Out events get underway
  • July 2019 → Communications and advertising campaign begins
  • June-August 2019 → Area Census Offices open
  • August 2019 → In-field Address Canvassing and Group Quarters operation begins
  • September 2019 → Hiring of enumerators begins
  • March 2020 → Census postcards are sent to most homes
  • March 2020 → Door-to-door enumeration and Enumeration at Transitory Locations begins
  • March – August 2020 → Conduct self-response
  • March 2020 → Mailing 1: Letter with info to take survey online
                            Mailing 2: Letter to non-respondents
                            Mailing 3: Postcard to non-respondents
                         Mailing 4: Letter + questionnaire to non-respondents
  • April 2020 → Mailing 5: “It’s not too late” postcard to non-respondents
  • April 1, 2020 → 2020 Census Day
  • April 2020 → Non-response Follow-up begins for households that did not submit a Census form