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Can I get a census form/questionnaire from the library?

I heard on the T.V./Radio/Ethel Merman/Webbernets that I can get Census Forms at the library, is this true?
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2010  |  64 Views
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In short the answer is no.  The library (and as far as we can determine no other agency) does not distribute census forms / questionnaires for use in the 2010 Census.

But, if you have not received a census questionnaire at your home by April 12th you have a couple of options.

First, contact the Bureau of the Census directly either at one of their national numbers or at their regional office in Dallas

Telephone Questionnaire Assistance (TQA)

  • ENGLISH - 1-866-872-6868
  • Chinese: 1-866-935-2010
  • Korean: 1-866-955-2010
  • Russian: 1-866-965-2010
  • Spanish: 1-866-928-2010
  • Vietnamese: 1-866-945-2010
  • TDD (Telephone Display Device for the hearing impaired):
  • Puerto Rico (in English): 1-866-939-2010
  • Puerto Rico (in Spanish): 1-866-929-2010

Census Bureau Call Center

General Telephone Lines: 1-800-923-8282 (Monday to Thursday: 8:30 - 5:30 ET Friday: 8:30-4:30 ET)

(Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas)

Regional Census Center: (214)-267-6900
Regional Partnership Group: (214)-637-9680

There are several factors that influence whether or not you will receive a replacement census questionnaire.  Here's the official answer from

Based on past censuses and more current data collected in the American Community Survey the Census Bureau has identified 3 mailing conditions
which determine whether you will or will not receive a replacement questionnaire:

• Blanket replacement questionnaire mailing – In low response mailout/mailback census areas of the country, a replacement questionnaire will be sent to all housing units.

• Targeted replacement questionnaire mailing – In targeted mailout/mailback census areas, a replacement questionnaire will only be sent to the non-responding housing units in those census tracts likely to have a middle-range of mail response rates.

• No replacement questionnaire – In census areas with expected high mail response rates, no replacement questionnaires will be sent.

Regardless if a replacement questionnaire was or was not mailed, a census worker will visit all households who have not responded to the census during Nonresponse Followup.


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