UPDATE: 2020 Census Oct. 31 extension deadline reinstated, now adjusted

If you have not responded to the 2020 Census, you may have additional time based on a recent ruling by a federal judge in California. The questions  now are: How long and to what date?

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh last week issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Census Bureau’s shortened deadlines announced in August from going into effect. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has since said the 2020 census will end Oct. 5, despite the  federal judge’s ruling.

The spring deadline to respond to the decennial census originally was extended to compensate for the upheaval caused by COVID-19. The extension was shortened this summer to Sept. 30.

To complete the 2020 Census:  https://my2020census.gov/

More information on how the Census can help the Dallas-Fort Worth area is available in the current issue of TCC’s REACH Magazine:


More specifics about the reinstated deadline are available from the following:





New York Times


Mother Jones