Salt Lake City

SLC Counts 2020

Our communities matter – make sure they’re counted in the 2020 Census

Safe Census

Safe Census

The Census Bureau is bound by Title 13 of the United States Code to protect individual data or personal response. Data remains confidential for 72 years.

Census Bureau employees are also sworn for life to protect your confidentiality. Violating the law is a serious federal crime punishable by a prison term of up to five years and fines.

How is My Information Protected? 

The 2020 Census is safe and confidential. Your personal information can never be shared with law enforcement agencies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or a landlord. Census data is only used for statistical purposes.

Cyber Security

All Census data submitted online is encrypted to protect personal privacy. Data is kept on a private, internal network behind firewalls. 

Is it really from the Census Bureau?

To avoid scams here are ways to check that material is from the U.S. Census Bureau: 

MAIL: All mail from the Census Bureau lists U.S. Department of Commerce offices in Jeffersonville, Indiana or Tucson, Arizona as the return address.

CALLS: Verify a call from a Census Bureau employee by checking with the National Processing Center at one of the following numbers: 

  • 1-800-523-3205   Jeffersonville, IN
  • 1-800-642-0469   Tucson, AZ
  • 1-800-877-8339   TDD/T

Census Takers:

To make sure a census taker is a Census Bureau employee, ask for a valid photo ID badge, which will have a Department of Commerce watermark and expiration date. Or you can ask to see a letter from the Bureau verifying the visit.

A field representatives ID can also be checked by calling the regional Census Bureau office at 1-800-852-6159, or searching the Census employee name on the following website

Census Questionnaire Assistance Phone Numbers

Census Bureau’s Questionnaire Assistance Phone Numbers:


English                              844-330-2020

Spanish                              844-468-2020

Chinese (Mandarin)        844-391-2020

Chinese (Cantonese)     844-398-2020

Vietnamese                       844-461-2020

Korean                                 844-392-2020

Russian                                 844-417-2020

Arabic                                   844-416-2020

Tagalog                                 844-478-2020

Polish                                    844-479-2020

French                                  844-494-2020

Haitian Creole                    844-477-2020

Portuguese                        844-474-2020

Japanese                             844-460-2020

Telephone Display Device (TDD)               844-467-2020

TTY For people who are deaf or hard of hearing call 1-800-877-8339 to use the Federal Relay Service.

NALEO Bilingual Census Information Hotline

The NALEO Bilingual Census Hotline is free, anonymous and provides a fully trained bilingual staff and trusted messengers ready to answer all the census-related questions for the Latino community.

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 8:30pm ET
  • 877-EL-CENSO (877-352-3676)
  • Text “Census” to 97779