2020 Census Paper Questionnaires Arrive in Colorado Mailboxes

The following is a press release from the US Census Bureau and is published by the Longmont Observer as a public service.

2020 Census Logo from US Census Bureau Facebook

Starting Wednesday, April 8, 2020, some Colorado households will receive a 2020 Census paper questionnaire in the mail. Households that have not already self-responded (online or by phone) should check their mailboxes this month. 

It has never been easier to respond to the 2020 Census on your own, whether online, by phone, or by mail – all without having to meet a census taker. We encourage Coloradans to self-respond as soon as possible and make Colorado the state with the highest 2020 Census self-response rate in the nation! Go to 2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 and cross it off your TO DO list today. 

To date, 49.7% of Colorado households have self-responded to the 2020 Census. The national self-response rate is 46.2%. 

Top 2020 Census Self-Response Rates by State 

  1. Minnesota, 55.7%
  2. Wisconsin, 53.4%
  3. Michigan, 52.9%
  4. Virginia, 52.1%
  5. Iowa, 51.8%
  6. Nebraska, 51.7%
  7. Utah, 51.5%
  8. Washington, 51.1%
  9. Illinois, 50.8%
  10. Kansas, 50.5%
  11. Ohio, 50.1%
  12. Indiana, 49.8%
  13. Colorado, 49.7%
  14. Maryland, 49.4%
  15. Idaho, 49.3%

Top 2020 Census Self-Response Rates by Colorado County 

  1. Douglas County, 61.5%
  2. Jefferson County, 60.8%
  3. Broomfield County, 58.4%
  4. Boulder County, 57.4%
  5. Arapahoe County, 55.6%
  6. Elbert County, 54.3%
  7. El Paso County, 54%
  8. Yuma County, 51.9%
  9. Larimer County, 51.8%
  10. Mesa County, 51.6%
  11. Adams County, 50.4%
  12. Phillips County, 50.3%
  13. Denver County, 49.1%
  14. Logan County, 48.8%
  15. Fremont County, 48.7%


  • The 2020 Census is a short questionnaire that asks about who lives in your household as of April 1, 2020. 
  • The 2020 Census requires counting a diverse and growing population in the United States and the five U.S. territories.
  • The 2020 Census is important because it will determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, inform hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.
  • Responding to the 2020 Census is safe and secure. Individual responses are confidential and protected by law.
  • Later this year, the U.S. Census Bureau plans to send census takers to visit households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census to help them complete questionnaires. 
  • The current deadline to respond to the 2020 Census is August 14, 2020.


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Video guide to completing the 2020 Census online

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