2020 Census prep activity officially kicks off in Juneau
Address Canvassing for 2020 Census started in Juneau on Sunday, August 18 and will continue through mid-October, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Address Canvassing helps ensure an accurate and complete count by verifying where houses, apartments, shelters, and other residences are located.
Census takers in the field will attempt to knock on every door in the neighborhood they are canvassing. In Juneau, address canvassing is taking place in the areas highlighted in green. 2020 Census field representatives conduct their work between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
If you are visited by someone from the U.S. Census Bureau, here are some tips to assure the validity of the field representative:
- Census takers must present an ID badge that includes a photograph of the field representative, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
- Note that census workers may be carrying a Census Bureau phone or a laptop as well as a bag with a Census Bureau logo.
- If you still have questions, call the Area Census Office in Anchorage at 206-830-3500 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.
The 2020 Census officially starts counting people in 2020. Residents of large Alaska cities will start receiving invitations in the spring to respond online, by phone, or by mail.
For more information on address canvassing, visit the Census Bureau website, watch Address Canvassing for the 2020 Census, call the Area Census Office in Anchorage at 206-830-3500, or email the Census Bureau Los Angeles Regional Office, which serves Alaska, at Los.Angeles.Regional.Office@census.gov.