The U.S. Census Bureau is moving up the final day to respond to the 2020 Census by more than a month from their original deadline. Previously, residents could respond by Oct. 31. However the new date to complete the survey is now Sept. 30.
According to U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham, the date change is in order to ensure their department has enough time to process the data by their statutory deadline of Dec. 31, 2020. In order to meet this accelerated deadline, Dillingham announced the hiring of more staff, additional training sessions and awards to enumerators in recognition of those who maximize hours worked.
To date, 93 million households, nearly 63 percent of all households in the nation, have responded to the 2020 Census.