Census Information


The Decennial Census is the once-a-decade population and housing count of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas, as required by the U.S. Constitution. 


According to the census 2020, Hawai'i's response rate as of April 18, is 44.1%, the 9th  WORST in the Country. 

The goal of the census is to count every person living in the United States, once, only once and in the right place. Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates that this population and housing count occur every 10 years. Census data guide how more than $675 billion of federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year. 



Online: Click on the green button above! The questionnaire is available in 13 different languages.

Over the phone:  Call 844-330-2020 for English. A live customer service representative can answer your questions and assist you with the census questionnaire. Assistance is available in 14 languages and for Telephone Display Devices (TDD). 

By paper questionnaire: Some homes will receive a paper questionnaire starting on March 12. If you do not respond online or over the phone by April 8, you will be mailed a paper questionnaire.


For general inquiry, 

Please contact: 

For mailing and donations, 

Please send to: 

P.O. Box 1635

Hilo, Hawaiʻi 96721

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