I’ve got my paternal ancestry (from all over the British Isles and Cherokee Indian) and my Mom is German and Polish so I’ve decided to put down “ American/European Mutt” as my race.
Also, I’m going to make copies of the census before I mail it in. This way should a census worker show up on my doorstep all I will do is hand them a copy of what I mailed in and shut the door in their face.
I think they have to try to find you and ask you the questions 3 times, then they go to neighbors to dig for info. I know cuz I worked on it in 2000.
Many did not answer the door. I was stuck going back the 3 times and then asking neighbors!
Many neighbors will not go there either, so... I had to then make my best guess. That was the way we were trained.
Isn’t that funny?
But if you mail it back, they ought not be knocking on your door.
If you hand them the copy, I wonder if that was part of the training, haha. We just had our list of people that had not sent their forms in.
I enjoyed the work for the most part as it was my first job when I had a 7 mos old baby and my husband completely ditched me at that point.
It was a flexible job for me and got me out working.
Don’t worry if they knock, just let them do it and no big deal.