Is my information private?

The Census Bureau does not keep your individually identifiable data confidential forever. Census records identifying individuals are ultimately transferred from the Census Bureau to the National Archives and Records Administration, which releases the information to the public 72 years after it's collected. Federal law restricts access to data identifying individuals until then. Still, the Census Bureau can release information about specific demographic groups at a level as detailed as a neighborhood.

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1. When does the 2020 census start?
2. How will the homeless population be counted?
3. How will these transitory locations be identified?
4. Who is counted by the census?
5. Is the census voluntary?
6. Is my information private?
7. Is this the first online census?
8. What questions does the 2020 Census ask?
9. Is there a US citizenship question on the census?
10. Is Hispanic or Latino a considered a race on the census?
11. Does the census ask about my religion, political party or income?
12. How much money is allocated because of the census?
13. Is the census the same as the American Community Survey?