The U.S. Census Bureau provided the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and Alabama Counts! with the following 2020 Census update late Friday:

“On October 2, 2020, the message below was sent to census takers working on the 2020 Census:

‘As a result of court orders, the October 5, 2020 target date is not operative, and data collection operations will continue through October 31, 2020…’”

Link to full Census Bureau statement.  

During this extension, the Census Bureau’s field workers will continue their work following up with households that have not yet responded to the census in Alabama. Alabamians may also continue self-responding to the census online at or by phone toll-free 844-330-2020.

We continue to need the help of our many valuable partners to encourage all who live in Alabama to participate in the 2020 Census. Please help us spread the word about the extended date.

ADECA and Alabama Counts will continue to stay in contact with the U.S. Census Bureau and will provide any further updates as we receive them.