Census Bureau staffers will be going door-to-door in Putnam and Overton Counties beginning Tuesday.
Staff will be visiting homes that have not yet responded to the census.
If a census taker comes to your door, the person will wear a mask and will stay at least six feet away from your door after knocking or ringing the bell. They will present a government-issued photo identification so you can verify that they are a census worker.
The workers will be carrying a bag with the census logo and a data collection device such as a cell phone or tablet with the census bureau logo on it. If you would like to further verify that the person is a census taker, you can call the Philadelphia Regional Census Center at 267-780-2600 and provide the name of the person visiting you.
The census taker will only ask for the name of the householder, whether they are renting or purchasing/own the home, a contact phone number, the last four digits of the householder’s social security number and the name, birthdate, race, and relationship to the householder for each person living in the home. They will also ask whether this is the person’s primary residence. This should take 5-10 minutes.
Everything you say to a census taker is confidential under federal law and cannot be shared with anyone, including any government agency. Census responses can never be used against you in any way.