Identify a Census Worker

Census Enumerator

The census taker or field representative will present an ID badge that includes:

  • their name,
  • their photograph,
  • a Department of Commerce watermark, and
  • an expiration date.

They will have an official bag and Census Bureau-issued electronic device, such as a laptop or smartphone, bearing the Census Bureau logo.

Census takers and field representatives will conduct their work between the hours of 9am and 9pm, local time.

We are encouraging all residents, when in doubt, please call the New York Regional Office for verification at 1-800-991-2520. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.

Please see attached for examples of census credentials. 

Census Enumerators (takers) WILL NEVER ASK for the following information:

  1. to enter a home
  2. Social Security numbers or immigration status
  3. Income, bank account numbers, or any financial information.
  4. PINs or passwords
  5. a donation or money

Nonresponse Follow-up Operations (NRFU) will conclude on September 20, 2020.

Census Enumerator Gear