Stand Up and Be Counted!

The 2020 U.S. census kicked off Jan. 21 in Toksook Bay, Alaska. The census is incredibly important for Native people! The data gathered will provide vital information to leaders in your school, your Tribal and local village governments, and businesses for use in community planning—to provide programs and services for you and your family.

In Alaska villages, paper questionnaires will be used by the census takers. In urban areas of Alaska and in most of the Lower 48 states, households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail mid-March with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 census online, by phone or by mail. For more information, visit or