How to Respond
You can respond to the census online or by phone right now. If you prefer a paper form, the Census Bureau will mail one to your home address in mid-April.
Respond Online Respond by Phone
We're requesting your support or for you to volunteer at one of our upcoming COVID-conscious neighborhood canvassing events. All volunteers will follow our COVID health guidelines. Volunteer canvasing opportunities are happening on the following days:
Sept. 12th, 10 am - 1 pm at National Supermarket 1610 Clyde Park Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49509
Sept. 19th, 10 am - 1 pm at Garfield Park 334 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
With PPE and appropriate physical distancing, volunteers will canvass the Garfield Park neighborhood informing and encouraging residents to respond to the census. PPE, donuts, coffee, lunch, and canvasing supplies will be provided.
Click Here to Volunteer
The 2020 census is happening now, and Grand Rapids could lose 1.2 billion dollars if we don’t get counted. That’s billion, with a B! That’s $1.2 billion over the next ten years for our schools, healthcare, roads, and vital public services that we could lose. And we’re running out of time.
Let’s not let that happen, Grand Rapids.Our community will only get all those funds if all of us are counted. But, over 60,000 Grand Rapidians have yet to be counted. If that’s you, it’s not too late, but you need to take action now, because you only have until September 30.
The census is safe, confidential, and there is NO question about citizenship. And it’s easy. With just 9 questions per person, it takes about 10 minutes per household to complete. Just 10 minutes brings $18,000 for our community for each and every person counted. Now is the time! Census workers are visiting households who have yet to respond to help them complete the 844-330-2020.
Grand Rapids 2020 Census Self-Response Map
This map features self-response rates from households that responded to the 2020 Census online, by mail, or by phone. Rates can be viewed in rankings here.
Feel free to visit the below guide to view frequently asked questions about the upcoming 2020 census.
Census FAQs Census Questions Census Timeline