2020 Census

Snowbirds - Be counted in Michigan! If you spend six months or more in Michigan, make sure you are counted as a resident of Michigan in the Census. This will help Michigan secure its share of federal dollars. New for 2020 - responses may be collected online and via phone. Every home will receive a Unique ID code mailed from the U.S. Census Bureau. You will need this code to complete your census (online/by phone).

Avoiding Scams Online


Phishing is a criminal act in which someone tries to get your information by pretending to be an entity that you trust. Phishing emails often direct you to a website that looks real but is fake—and may be infected with malware.
It is important to know that the Census Bureau will not send unsolicited emails to request your participation in the 2020 Census. Further, during the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask for:
• Your Social Security number.
• Your bank account or credit card numbers.
• Money or donations.
In addition, the Census Bureau will not contact you on behalf of a political party.

Staying Safe at Home


If someone visits your home to collect a response for the 2020 Census, you can do the following to verify their identity:
• First, check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
• If you still have questions about their identity, you can call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.


Reporting Suspected Fraud


If you suspect fraud, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative. If it is determined that the visitor who came to your door does not work for the Census Bureau, contact your local police department.

For more information go to Michigan Census 2020.

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