How can I verify the identity of a census worker?

If you are visited by someone from the U.S. Census Bureau, here are some tips to assure the validity of the field representative:

Census takers must present an ID badge that includes a photograph of the field representative, a Department of Commerce watermark, and expiration date.

Note that census workers may be carrying a Census Bureau phone or a laptop as well as a bag with a Census Bureau logo.

If you still have questions, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative. You can also search for an agent's name in the Census Bureau's online staff directory.

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1. What is the Decennial Census?
2. Is the Information I provide Confidential?
3. Why is it important to me?
4. How can I verify the identity of a census worker?
5. How Does the Census Benefit my Community?
6. Why does the U.S. Conduct a Census?
7. How do I participate in the census?
8. Who are these people claiming to work for the Census around my neighborhood?
9. When will I complete the census?
10. How will the 2020 Census invite everyone to respond
11. What information will be requested?
12. What information will not be requested?
13. How is Census data used?