How should non-English speakers or foreign citizens respond?

Non-English Speakers

According to Census data, more than 21.5% of people speak a language other than English, and 8.5% of those residing in the United States speak English less than “very well.” All homes will receive a Language Assistance sheet with toll-free numbers for 13 languages. Households can call these numbers to ask questions or give their answers over the phone in the language of their choice.

Additional census resources are available online in 59 different languages.

Foreign Citizens

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States no matter where they are from, why they are here, and whether or not they are documented. This includes temporary workers, international students, and workers on assignment from overseas. Geneva residents who are citizens of foreign countries living in the United States are counted where they live and sleep most of the time. Foreign citizens visiting the United States for business or vacation are not counted.

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1. How is Census data collected?
2. What if I don't have internet access?
3. Will I receive an email or text from the Census Bureau?
4. Do I have to participate?
5. How should I respond for children, split custody and college students?
6. How should non-English speakers or foreign citizens respond?
7. How should renters and snowbirds respond?
8. How should I respond for family or relatives residing at a memory care, senior living or nursing center?
9. How should I respond for family members in the military?
10. Other unique living arrangements