The U.S. Census Bureau is getting near the end. People are not responding and this is a last-ditch effort.

According to the official Census Website, about 84.9% of households have completed the 2020 Census, with 65.2% self-responding online, by phone, or by mail. There are still people who have not responded and this will probably be the last mailing in order to get them to give their information.

Census.gov says the last mailing was Aug. 22. All mail packages are expected to arrive by Sept. 15. Only nonresponding households have been getting a series of reminders the Census Bureau has mailed hoping it would make these households respond.

The Census Bureau website is saying that they hope by Sept. 30 online at 2020census.gov or by phone, 844-330-2020 that they will respond and fill out the information.

Households that have already responded may disregard the mailing if they get one. The US Census has already sent out official census takers to collect from people that hadn't filled out their census. Census takers are also visiting some households that have already responded as part of the 2020 Census quality checks. 

According to the official website, U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. It is important to fill out your census because census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and inform how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by the state, local and federal lawmakers annually for the next 10 years. Not to mention other needs the community might have.census20