Grayson 2020 Census

Reasons for the Census

The 2020 Census is essential for our democracy and is provided for by a mandate in the U.S. Constitution.  A census count of the population has been conducted every 10 years in the United States since 1790.

The Census determines how many representatives a state will have in the U.S. Congress.

The Census is used by the federal government to allocate billions of tax dollars for a range of essential government functions. Grayson County, Texas has an estimated $210 million at stake in federal funding over the next 10 years.

The Census is used by businesses to make smart decisions about growth, investment and spending.

Upcoming Events

Key Census Dates

  • March 12 - September 30

    Self-Response - The public is strongly encouraged to respond online. (Options for responding by phone or mail are also available.)

  • March 13th - 20th

    Official census questionnaires are scheduled to arrive in residential mailboxes throughout Grayson County.

  • TBD

    Mobile Questionnaire Assistance

    Census Bureau staff will assist people with responding online at places such as grocery stores and community centers.

  • April 2 - September 3

    Group Quarters counts - counts for nursing homes, student housing and prisons.

  • August 11 - September 30

    Nonresponse Followup (NRFU)

    Census takers will interview households in person that have not responded online, by phone, or by mail.

  • September 30

    Deadline to submit all census responses.


These local events will be attended by Census Bureau Staffing and/or Census Volunteers and are designed to help people readily respond to the 2020 Census. To request a Questionnaire Assistance Event for your business, church or organization please email:

  • Grayson 2020 Census at La Michoacana Meat Market- Sept 27th

    La Michoacana Meat Market
    1000 N. Travis St
    Sherman, TX 75090
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Census workers will be present to answer any questions you have and provide help if needed.

Round One Grayson County Census Rapid Response Winners

Thank you to the local supporters of the Census effort in Grayson County!

Grayson County Cities

  • Sherman
  • Bells
  • Howe
  • Preston
  • Dorchester
  • Denison
  • Collinsville
  • Tioga
  • Knollwood
  • Luella
  • Pottsboro
  • Southmayd
  • Gunter
  • Sadler
  • Whiteboro
  • Tom Bean
  • Gordonville
  • Sherwood Shores

School Districts

  • Collinsville ISD
  • Denison ISD
  • Howe ISD
  • Pottsboro ISD
  • S&S CISD
  • Sherman
  • Tom Bean ISD
  • Van Alstyne ISD
  • Whitesboro ISD
  • Whitewright
  • Gunter
  • Callisburg
  • Tioga
  • Bells

Major Employers

  • Ruiz Foods
  • Tyson
  • Emerson
  • Finisar
  • Douglass Distributing
  • Texas Instruments
  • Graham International
  • TMC
  • WNJ


  • United Way
  • Grayson County Shelter
  • Four Rivers Outreach
  • The Salvation Army of Grayson County
  • Grayson County Crisis Center

Other Supporters

  • TCOG
  • Grayson County
  • Grayson College
  • Austin College
  • Rep. Reggie Smith, HD 62



1. Citizens in Grayson County are scheduled to receive correspondence in the mail from the U.S. Census between the dates of March 13th – 20th (See Ex. 1 & 3).

Ex. 1 

2. Using the Census ID # provided on their correspondence, citizens currently have the option to respond:

• Online: (Multiple language options available)

• By phone: English: 844-330-2020    Spanish: 844-468-2020

3. Citizens that do not receive correspondence from the U.S. Census by April 1st are asked to respond in the same manner (either online or by phone as listed above) and follow the instructions for a “Non-ID Response.”

4. Please note: For most citizens, a paper version of the 2020 Census Questionnaire will not be available for use in responding to the Census for several months. Only certain rural households will receive a paper version of the questionnaire initially (See Ex. 1 & 2). However, those rural households still have the option to respond online or by phone as well.

Ex. 2

Ex. 3

5. Individuals living in group living accommodations (nursing homes, dorms, assisted living centers, etc.) will be counted through a separate process which is already underway.

6. Questions? Local Resource: or Official U.S. Census:

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