Census Bureau to Deliver 2020 Census Questionnaires in West Texas


Media Advisory
For more information, contact:
Brenda MacDonald, U.S. Census Bureau Media Representative in Lubbock
(806) 939-1765
Census Bureau to Deliver 2020 Census Questionnaires in West Texas
MAY 22, 2020 — The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health
officials, will begin to drop off 2020 Census questionnaire packets at front doors of households
in the Lubbock Area Census Office region which includes Lubbock, Amarillo, Abilene and San
Angelo, Texas on Wednesday, May 27. This is done in areas where the majority of households
do not receive mail at their physical address. The Census Bureau began hand-delivering census
materials on March 15, but suspended all fieldwork for this operation on March 18 due to the
COVID-19 pandemic.
Temporary field staff have been trained to observe all social distancing protocols and will wear
official government-provided personal protective equipment for their safety and the safety of the
public. This operation is contactless and follows the most current federal health and safety
The health and safety of Census Bureau staff and the public is always a top priority.
The Census Bureau will deliver 2020 Census invitations and paper questionnaires at the front
doors of roughly 5.1 million stateside and 62,100 households in West Texas. This operation is
crucial to ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities, which helps guide hundreds
of billions of dollars in public and private sector spending per year.
People are strongly encouraged to respond promptly to the 2020 Census using the ID number
included in the questionnaire packet. Responding with a census ID or the paper questionnaire
helps ensure the best count of their community. People can respond online, by phone or by using
the paper form in the packet.
For more information, please visit the 2020 Census COVID-19 operational adjustments page.