2020 Census


Be Counted

The U.S. Constitution requires a census every 10 years. Census numbers determine funding for some of Cherokee Nation’s vital services and programs such as housing, Indian Health Service, and more. Cherokee Nation estimates for every tribal citizen who doesn’t get counted, it’s a loss of about $50,000 in federal funding over a decade that helps our tribal programs and services.

How To Respond

Responding online is easy and secure. Don't worry if you don't have internet access - you can respond by phone or by mail, too.

  • Every home will soon or has already received an invitation to participate in the 2020 census.
  • The invitation includes instructions for responding to the 2020 Census online at https://my2020census.gov/.
  • If you need help or would like to respond by phone, you can call 1-844-330-2020.
  • Households in areas less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire that they can return in the mail.

Be sure to list everyone living with you in your household as of April 1, including toddlers and infants, foster children, extended family or nonrelatives.

If not all adults in your household are Cherokee Nation tribal citizens, be sure to list the Cherokee citizen as the first name on the survey. This helps for tribal grants and other funding opportunities.

If you are a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen, mark your race as American Indian. It is important you write in "Cherokee Nation" in full as your tribal affiliation.


Cherokee Nation Complete Count Committee 918-430-3488 or https://census.cherokee.org or censusinfo@cherokee.org.

Your data is completely confidential and protected under Title 13 of the U.S. Code. Your response will not affect your housing status, income guidelines or custody arrangements.