The U.S. Census Bureau has informed Alabama Counts! that part-time census workers will begin following up in-person this week with Alabama households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.

Census workers will begin going door-to-door to households who haven’t responded starting Aug. 14 and continue that work through the end of the census on Sept. 30, 2020.

If Alabamians wish to avoid a knock at the door from a Census Bureau employee in the coming weeks, they may still self-respond to the census online at, toll-free by phone at (844) 330-2020 or by returning the paper form they received in the spring.

What to expect

Census workers have been trained to follow proper health and safety guidelines. Including:

  • Wearing of face masks.
  • Maintaining social distance of 6 ft. or more.
  • Conducting interviews outside of the home as much as possible or practical.

More information about health and safety guidelines:

According to the Census Bureau, workers will carry have a valid ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. Census workers may also carry Census Bureau bags and other equipment with the Census Bureau logo.

More information about census takers:

Suspect Fraud

Census workers should never ask you about social security number or bank or other financial information. If you suspect fraud, call 844-330-2020 to speak with a Census Bureau representative. If it is determined that the visitor who came to your door does not work for the Census Bureau, contact your local police department.

More information:

Email communications

The Census Bureau updated its communications strategy to include email outreach in areas where many homes have not yet responded. Official Census Bureau emails will be sent from the address If you have already responded to the 2020 Census, you may ignore this reminder.