Households that receive the 2020 Census invitation packets are strongly encouraged to respond promptly to the 2020 Census using the census ID included in the questionnaire packet. People can respond online, by phone, or by completing and returning the paper form by mail. Responding with the census ID or by completing and returning the paper questionnaire helps ensure the best count for our community.
Kay County’s response rate is now at 60 percent, and Ponca City’s response rate is at 62 percent – way to go Ponca City, keep it up! If you would like to see Kay County’s or Ponca City’s response rate at any time, go to: https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html.
You can still respond online to the 2020 Census even if you did not receive a letter or paper questionnaire. Go to my2020census.gov and select the link that says, “If you do not have a Census ID, click here.” It is located below the Census ID login field.
YOUR PRIVACY IS PROTECTED
The Census Bureau is bound by Title 13 of the United States Code. These laws not only provide authority for the work, but also provide strong protection for the information collected from individuals and businesses.
Title 13 provides the following protections to individuals and businesses:
• Private information is never published. It is against the law to disclose or publish any private information that identifies an individual or business such, including names, addresses (including GPS coordinates), Social Security Numbers, and telephone numbers.
• The Census Bureau collects information to produce statistics. Personal information cannot be used against respondents by any government agency or court.
• Census Bureau employees are sworn to protect confidentiality. People sworn to uphold Title 13 are legally required to maintain the confidentiality of your data. Every person with access to your data is sworn for life to protect your information and understands that the penalties for violating this law are applicable for a lifetime.
• Violating the law is a serious federal crime. Anyone who violates this law will face severe penalties, including a federal prison sentence of up to five years, a fine of up to $250,000, or both.
For more information, visit: www.2020CENSUS.GOV