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Census workers coming to JoCo neighborhoods

As the 2020 Census effort progresses, you may start to see some unfamiliar faces in your neighborhood.

The goal of the census is to count every person in the United States and ensure that each person is counted only once. Since late March, residents have received several mailers encouraging them to take the census. Currently, Johnson County's response rate is 71%, the highest in Kansas and only 1 percentage point shy of 2010's total self-response rate. However, there is still much work to be done to ensure that everyone is counted this year. 

To that end, census workers will begin visiting residences that have not responded to the census in order to count the persons living there. You may start seeing census workers in your neighborhood around August 11.

If someone visits your home to collect a response for the 2020 Census, you can do the following to verify their identity: 

  • Ask to see a valid ID badge. A census ID will have the person's photo, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. 
  • If you are still concerned about the census worker's identity, you can call 844-330-2020 to speak with a Census Bureau representative. 

If you determine that the visitor who came to your door does not work for the Census Bureau, contact your local police department to report suspected fraud. 

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