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Posted on: August 5, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau to Begin Address Canvassing August 12

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The U.S. Census Bureau will begin address canvassing the week of August 12 for the 2020 Census count. Address canvassing is the process by which the U.S. Census Bureau validates, corrects or deletes existing Census Bureau addresses, adds missing addresses and adds or corrects locations of specific addresses before a decennial census. In previous address canvassing operations, field representatives traversed every road and visited each residential address in the United States. At this time, only select addresses will be canvassed. Census Bureau employees will not be asking for information about individuals but rather about addresses and habitable locations.

Census workers may draw the attention of residents who are concerned about the presence of strangers in their neighborhoods. Each temporary decennial Census employee will have an official identification card with the employee's name, picture and an expiration date. Regional level staff can be identified by their Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card. Both temporary and regional level staff can be identified by their laptop computer with a Census Bureau logo on the top and a black canvas bag with a Census Bureau logo.

Learn more about how a complete census count benefits our community.

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