FOR RELEASE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

2020 Census of Guam kicks off field activities

TAMUNING, Guam (Feb. 3, 2020) — The 2020 Census of Guam is now visiting every village

across the island to begin collecting data for the census.

Today, Enumerators begin Address Listing, which is the critical first step for the 2020 Census of

Guam. Address Listing helps ensure a complete and accurate population count by noting where

houses, apartments, shelters, and other residences are located. During this time, census

workers will use Census Bureau provided maps to identify and list where all of Guam’s residents

live and primarily stay. While performing Address Listing, census workers will not ask you

questions or knock on your door.

Address Listing will take place during the entire month of February and be conducted during

daylight hours (between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.). Beginning in March, Enumerators will travel door to

door, to conduct the in-person interviews of each household. The interview period will extend

through the summer to make sure everyone on Guam is counted once, only once, and in the

right place.

During both the Address Listing and interview phases, every census worker will be easily

identified by:

· Two official badges

· A yellow 2020 Census of Guam safety vest

· A Census Bureau tote bag

Every census worker vehicle will also have either a 2020 Census of Guam car magnet or

placard.

The Guam Census Office encourages the community to welcome the Enumerators into their

neighborhoods and to secure their pets for the duration of field activities to ensure a safe

environment for everyone.

All data collected will remain strictly confidential, even during this early stage of field activities,

and every employee of the 2020 Census of Guam takes a lifetime oath to protect that

information.

About the 2020 Census of Guam

The 2020 Census of Guam is the once-in-a-decade population count of our island, providing a

snapshot of our growing and diverse community.

Responses to the 2020 Census of Guam will help to direct federal funds to local communities

for schools, roads, and other public services.

For more information, contact the Guam Census Office at (671) 645-2020 or

guam@2020census.gov. Learn more about upcoming events and get 2020 Census of Guam

updates online at 2020census.guam.gov.

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PHOTO CAPTION

Enumerator

WHAT TO EXPECT: Enumerators from the 2020 Census of Guam will be easily identifiable by a

Government of Guam badge and another badge identifying them as an official 2020 Census of

Guam worker. They will also carry an official Census Bureau tote bag and wear a yellow 2020

Census of Guam safety vest. Photo courtesy of the Guam Census Office.

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For more information, contact Robert Clark, 2020 Census of Guam Partnership Specialist, at

(671) 645-2025 or robert.f.clark@2020census.gov

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