2020 Census FAQ

2020 Census FAQ

Every ten years, the United States conducts a census to accurately capture the population living in the United States.  2020 is a census year so the U.S. Census Bureau will be conducting a census in the coming months. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below for answers to many common questions about the U.S. Census process.  Don’t see an answer to your question in our FAQs? Check the 2020 U.S. Census website or contact OIS at OIS@ncsu.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Unfortunately, the U.S. Census process also provides an opportunity for scam callers to try new ways to steal money or personal information.

  • The US Census Bureau will not call demanding money for failure to participate in the U.S. Census.
  • They will not call you asking for additional personal identifying information (like a Social Security number) as part of the census process.

If you receive any suspicious phone calls claiming to be in response to the U.S. Census or claiming to be the U.S. Census Bureau, hang up and contact University Police immediately at 919-515-3000.  For more information and guidance, please visit the OIS webpage on avoiding scams as well as the U.S. Census Bureau webpage on avoiding fraud and scams during the census process.