WHAT IS THE
census
IS MY INFORMATON
safe
WHAT IS IN IT
for me
WHEN CAN I RESPOND TO THE
census
WHO COUNTS IN YOUR
home
WHAT WILL I BE
asked
WHO IS REQUIRED TO
respond
WHAT WON'T I BE
asked
MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR BLACK DADS
  1. How do I count my children if I am a non-custodial parent?
    Your children are counted at the residence where they live and sleep most of the time. If you cannot determine a place where they live most of the time, they are counted where they are staying on Census Day.
     

  2. How do I count my children if I have 50% custody of my children?
    Your children are counted at the residence where they live and sleep most of the time. If you cannot determine a place where they live most of the time, they are counted where they are staying on Census Day.
     

  3. Can I count my child if I pay child support, but don't have custody?
    Yes. Children are counted based on residence, however there should be counted at the residence where they live and sleep most of the time. If they cannot determine a place where they live most of the time, they are counted where they are staying on Census Day. 

     

  4. Which parent counts the child(ren) if we are separated, but not divorce and they spend 50% of their time with each parent?
    Children are counted based on residence, however they should be counted at the residence where they live and sleep most of the time. If you cannot determine a place where they live most of the time, they are counted where they are staying on Census Day. 

     

  5. Can I participate in the census if I have a felony?
    Yes. Just like all citizens, you are counted based on residence. You are counted at the residence where you live and sleep most of the time. If you cannot determine a place where you live most of the time, then you are counted where you are staying on Census Day. 

     

  6. Can I be counted in the household if I am not on the lease?
    Yes, if you live there most of the time. You are counted at the residence where you live and sleep most of the time. If you cannot determine a place where you live most of the time, then you are counted where you are staying on Census Day. 

     

  7. How do I count myself if I live in a half-way house (on probation)?
    People in correctional residential facilities on Census Day, such as halfway houses, restitution centers, and prerelease, work release, and study centers are counted at the facility. 

     

  8. Do I count my minor child if they are incarcerated?
    All confined adults and children (prisoners) are counted at the facility. 

     

  9. Can I count my children if they are in protective custody?
    People in correctional facilities intended for juveniles on Census Day are counted at the facility. 

     

  10. Can I be counted in a household if I am homeless?
    There are various criterias for the homeless. People who, on Census Day, are at targeted nonsheltered outdoor locations where people experiencing homelessness stay without paying are counted at the outdoor location where they are on Census Day. 

Source: 2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations

 
Official Census information
 
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