Language Support

The 2020 U.S. Census will be offered in multiple languages to ensure those that live within the United States are counted.

Internet Self-Response (Online)

The online form will be offered in 12 non-English languages. You will be able to switch between languages within the online form.

Spanish Tagalog
Chinese Polish
Vietnamese French
Korean Haitian Creole
Russian Portuguese
Arabic Japanese

Census Questionnaire Assistance (By Phone)

The online form will be offered in 12 non-English languages. There is a separate phone number for each language, and they will be shared before hand in the mailing materials.

Spanish Tagalog

Chinese

(Mandarin and

Cantonese) 

Polish
Vietnamese French
Korean Haitian Creole
Russian Portuguese
Arabic Japanese

Paper Questionnaire and Mailing Materials

  • Bilingual questionnaires and mailing materials will be sent to addresses in bilingual Census tracts.
  • Mailing will include instructions on responding online or phone in 12 non-English languages.

Language Guide, Glossaries, and Identification Cards

There will be 59 non-English languages available.

  • Video and print Language Guides will be available online.
  • Glossaries provide key terminology to bilingual staff.
  • Language Identification Cards have been expanded to the 59 languages.
Spanish Italian Khmer Tamil Croatian
Chinese Farsi Nepali Navajo Bulgarian
Vietnamese German Urdu Hungarian Twi
Korean Armenian Romanian Hebrew Lithuanian
Russian Hindi Telugu Malayalam Yoruba
Arabic Ukrainian Burmese Swahili Czech
Tagalog Bengali Punjabi Yiddish Igbo
Polish Greek Lao Indonesian Marathi
French Amharic Hmong Serbian Sinhala
Haitian Creole Somali Albanian Tigrinya Slovak
Portuguese Thai Turkish Ilocano

American Sign

Language

Japanese Gujarati Bosnian Dutch         ------

Nonresponse Follow-Up

(Enumerators Knocking on Your Door)

Enumerators will visit your residence six separate times in an attempt to help you complete the Census questionnaire if you do not use the prior three options. They will have the following language support tools to aid in completing the form with you:

  • A bilingual handheld instrument (English and Spanish)
  • Bilingual Materials (English and Spanish)
  • Instructions on how to respond online or by phone in the 12 non-English languages
  • Language Identification Card
    • The Card helps to identify which language a person knows

This information has been provided by the United States Census Bureau.