92.6% of Montana Households Counted So Far 

U.S. Total Response Rate is 97%

HELENA – Don't miss your chance to get counted in the 2020 Census. Households that have not been counted are encouraged to respond today, as time is running out. 

Census takers in Montana  are currently following up with households that have not yet responded - and it's making a difference. More than 92% of Montana housing units have been accounted for so far. We urge Montanans to cooperate with census takers to make sure everyone living their household as of April 1, 2020, is counted. 

It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail — all without having to meet a census taker. This is the first year the census has been conducted primarily online, which has helped with responses during the pandemic.


How to Identify Census Takers 

Census takers can be easily identified by a valid government ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date on the badge. 

Health and Safety

  • The Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are working together to protect the health and safety of the public and our employees. 

  • Census takers are trained to follow CDC recommendations.

Ways to Respond Now

About the 2020 Census

  • The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years.

  • The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone who lives in the United States on April 1, 2020 (Census Day).

  • Census statistics inform how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers annually for the next 10 years.  

  • Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Response Rates & Timeline

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