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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Address Canvassing Underway in Calvert County for 2020 Census


Calvert County citizens may see census takers in neighborhoods throughout the county now through early October to verify addresses in preparation for the 2020 Census.

Address canvassers help ensure an accurate and complete count by verifying address lists across a wide area of physical geography, housing structures and residence types. Part of this effort involves census takers noting where houses, apartments, shelters and other residences are located.

If visited by someone from the U.S. Census Bureau, the following tips can help citizens verify the validity of a field representative:

  • Census takers must present an ID badge that includes a photograph of the field representative, a Department of Commerce watermark and an expiration date.
  • Census workers may be carrying a Census Bureau phone or a laptop as well as a bag with a Census Bureau logo.
  • If you still have questions, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.

 The U.S. Census Bureau provides an interactive online map that enables residents to see where the Census Bureau plans to send address canvassers. For more information about census takers, visit

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