We’ve previously stated that for the first time, the 2020 U.S. Census is fully available online. Among the innovative technological efforts made to help make this possible, the U.S. Census Bureau has invested in information technology and mobile-friendly computing to ensure a quick, safe, and convenient method to filling out this year’s census.
With that being said, the 2020 Mississippi Census website is completely mobile-friendly, as well as the online census portal, where you will answer each of your questions. This allows you to respond to your census on any handheld mobile phone or tablet, in the comfort of your own home. This also makes filling out your census a simpler task that can be accomplished with the convenience and same general timeframe as enjoying a morning cup of coffee.
For those worried about their information privacy when filling out their census on a mobile device, the U.S. Census Bureau is adamant about keeping the safety and security of everyone involved.
“We take our responsibility to protect your information very seriously. The Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 ensures that your data is protected from cybersecurity risks. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify you or your household. By law, the Census Bureau can use your responses only to produce statistics. If you respond online, all web data submissions are encrypted in order to protect your privacy.” – The U.S. Census Bureau
To complete your 2020 Census on your phone, open your web browser and visit www.MSCensus2020.org. From there, you can reference our step by step instruction that includes everything you need to know about your participation in the census. All steps apply the same while using your phone or tablet as they would using a desktop or laptop online.
Expect to receive a paper mail out that will be sent to households sometime in mid-April for those who have yet to respond to their census. With the recent spread of COVID-19 within our state and nation, if you’d like to respond before that date, we encourage you to do so online. If you’ve filled out your census by the time the mail arrives, you can disregard your mail out.
Help spread the word and guide others on how to go about filling out their census online, via their phone or tablet. The more people who are informed, the higher Mississippi’s self-response rate will be, resulting in more federal funding allocation to our state. That funding will give us a chance for better roads, better healthcare, better after-school programs, better everything! If you’d like to stay informed on Mississippi’s self-response rate daily, you can do so here.
The United States Census Bureau and the state of Mississippi want to ensure that our state is getting all of the funding it deserves to help secure a more successful future for our youth and loved ones. So please, if you want to help out our state and give it the attention that it deserves, take the time to fill out the 2020 Mississippi Census: it’s only 10 questions in 10 minutes for 10 years of impact.