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2020 Census Invitations Being Sent to All Area Residences

This article was archived on 6/1/2020

March 12, 2020 - Starting today, invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will be mailed to every household in the United States. 

Occurring once every 10 years, the Census counts every person in the United States and benefits not only those who live in Tulsa, but those who live in the region, state and nation. Its results provide funding support for important things like education initiatives in Title 1 Schools, housing vouchers and improvements to the transportation system.

“I encourage everyone who lives in the Tulsa area to fill out the 2020 Census,” Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “An accurate count is crucial for Tulsa’s economic development efforts, for federal transportation funding, and for so many other important resources - so we need everyone to help make Tulsa Count.”

The 2020 Census will not ask any citizenship questions. It’s vital every household fill out the Census so Tulsa can receive adequate federal funding for needed improvements. 

The Census can be filled out online according to the directions in the mailing you receive. All Tulsa City-County Libraries, as well as each of the six Tulsa Parks Community Centers, will have computers available during business hours for people to fill out the 2020 Census.

2020 Census Timeline:

On or Between

What You’ll Receive in the Mail

March 12-20

An invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census (Some households will also receive paper questionnaires)

March 16-24

A reminder letter


If you haven’t responded, yet:

March 26-April 3

A reminder postcard

April 8-16

A reminder letter and paper questionnaire

April 20-27

A final reminder postcard before Census members follow up in person

To learn more about what Tulsa is doing to get everyone counted, search Tulsa Counts (@TulsaCounts) on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. To receive more information about the 2020 Census and look at a sample questionnaire, visit