Stuck At Home? Make It Count. Fill Out The Census

Questions Can Easily Be Answered Online

Mitch Kelly
March 17, 2020 - 8:07 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - "Shelter in place" has become the fancy way to say "Stay home",  and for many, the longer you're stuck in one place, the more stir crazy you can get.

One suggestion to help kill off some time: Fill out the 2020 census!

Despite growing concerns about the public health situation, the census is easier than ever for Nevadans to complete through one of three safe, confidential and quick ways from the comfort of their own homes: online (www.census.nv.gov), via phone (844-330-2020; for Spanish 844-468-2020), or mail in the hard copy questionnaire.

“The federal funding Nevada gets based on a complete count – more than $67 billion over ten years – affects all of us in our daily lives,” Kerry Durmick, Nevada Census 2020 Statewide Coordinator said. “Things like Medicaid, Medicare, nutrition and transportation services for seniors, the federal Pell Grant program, career and technical education grants, and highway construction funds benefit all Nevadans.”

Reminder letters are currently being sent from the U.S. Census Bureau in the mail along with instructions of how to fill out the form. If residents have not received any information or the form in the mail by April 1, you're asked to call the U.S. Census Bureau’s hotline at 844-330-2020 (for Spanish call 844-468-2020).

Additionally, if you're a resident who does not receive mail through the U.S. Postal Service, does not have access to a computer or wi-fi at your home, or needs help filling out the questionnaire, you are encouraged to call the U.S. Census Bureau’s hotline to complete the questionnaire over the phone.

There are also public computer stations at local libraries and community centers throughout the state. Locations can be found by visiting https://census.nv.gov/computer-stations/