How to Respond if You are a Single Adult

Everyone counts when it comes to the Census. If you are a single adult living in Madison County on April 1, 2020 you need to be counted. Housing units in Madison County, which receive mail at their physical location, will receive a letter by mail with instructions on how to complete the census questionnaire. Housing units include houses, apartments, cabins, mobile homes—pretty much any place where people live in the County. 


Who Receives the Census Questionnaire and How Is It Filled Out?


Only one person in the housing fills out the census questionnaire either online, on the phone or by mail. This person is known as Person 1


Typically, Person 1 is the owner/co-owner or renter/co-renter of the housing unit. Person 1 answers general questions about the housing unit, including the number of persons living there and whether the dwelling is rented or owned. Person 1 also provides the following information about each household member:


  • Name.

  • Relationship to Person 1.

  • Sex.

  • Age.

  • Date of birth.

  • Hispanic origin.

  • Race.


Special Circumstances for Single Adults


  • College or Vocational School students who live away from home should count themselves at the on- or off-campus residence where they live and sleep most of the time, even if they are home on April 1, 2020.

  • College students who are living at home should be counted at their home address. 

The 2020 Census Form is Now Available 

The 2020 Census is now live. Click the button below to take you the official United States Census Bureau's website to fill out your Census Form.

The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.

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