The census taker or field representative will present an ID badge that includes:
a Department of Commerce watermark, and
an expiration date.
They will have an official bag and Census Bureau-issued electronic device, such as a laptop or smartphone, bearing the Census Bureau logo.
Census takers and field representatives will conduct their work between the hours of 9am and 9pm, local time.
We are encouraging all residents, when in doubt, please call the New York Regional Office for verification at 1-800-991-2520. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.
Please see attached for examples of census credentials.
Census Enumerators (takers) WILL NEVER ASK for the following information:
to enter a home
Social Security numbers or immigration status
Income, bank account numbers, or any financial information.
PINs or passwords
a donation or money
Nonresponse Follow-up Operations (NRFU) will conclude on September 20, 2020.