If you are visited by someone from the Census Bureau, they may be a field representative working on a Census Bureau survey. The Census Bureau conducts over 100 surveys throughout the country every year.
Here are some ways you can verify an individual is a Census Bureau employee:
For Census Bureau surveys, Census Bureau field representatives report to one of six Regional Offices across the country. If you wish to independently confirm that the person at your door is a Census Bureau field representative conducting a household survey you can enter their name in the Census Bureau’s staff search website, or contact the Regional Office for your state.
When in doubt, please call the New York Regional Office for verification at 1-800-991-2520. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time.