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2020 Census: Home

Coronavirus Update: Information for Students

  • Students who normally live at school should be counted at school! 
  • You do not need to complete the Census if you were living in on-campus housing for the first part of the spring semester. 
  • If you were living off-campus at the beginning of the spring semester, fill out the Census as if you were still living there, even if you are staying somewhere else right now. 
  • Select one person in your residence to fill out the form for everyone. Before you start, make sure you have the necessary information for everyone in your household, including their date of birth and how they want to self-identify their race.
  • Go to Enter the code that came on your mailer. If you don't have the code that was mailed to you, use the link below the login button "If you do not have a Census ID, click here." 


The 2020 Census does not ask whether you or anyone in your home is a U.S. citizen. Everyone counts and is counted, including non-citizens. 


Your responses can only be used to produce statistics—they cannot be used against you in any way. By law, all responses to U.S. Census Bureau surveys are kept completely confidential. The law prevents the Census Bureau from sharing your information with law enforcement, and your answers cannot be used to impact your eligibility for government benefits. See "The 2020 Census and Confidentiality" for more information. 

Do I have to respond online?

NO. The Census will be available online, by phone, and by mail. Online and phone responses can be completed in 13 languages (English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese). A paper form will be mailed to every house that hasn’t responded by other means. 

What questions WILL NOT be asked by the Census Bureau?

During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask you for:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • Money or donations.
  • Anything on behalf of a political party.
  • Your bank or credit card account numbers.

If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau contacts you via email or phone and asks you for one of these things, it's a scam, and you should not cooperate. For more information, visit Avoiding Fraud and Scams.

The 2020 Census is Important to the University of Kentucky and the Community.

Government Information Librarian

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Jennifer Horne
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