Census 2020

WHY

The 2020 Census will hep decide how billions of dollars will reach our community and families.  Your answers will help determine funding for dozens of programs that provide essential resources to Californians.  Census data determines funding allocations for:

  • Schools
  • Child care programs
  • Road maintenance projects
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Social assistance programs

WHO

EVERYONE COUNTS!

  • One Census form should be completed for ALL residents in each household

WHAT

What is the Census?

  • The United States constitution requires all residents to complete the Census form every 10 years
  • Under the law, the U.S. Census Bureau cannot share an individual's Census data with the public, state or local governments, immigration enforcement, or other agencies
  • The Questionnaire takes about 15 minutes (with a large household taking longer), and asks 10 questions about: address, age, race, and relationship to the other residents in the household

WHEN

When is the 2020 Census?

  • March 12-20: Invitations Mailed
  • March 16-24: Reminder Letters
  • March 26 - April 3: Reminder Postcard
  • April 1: Census Day
  • April 8-16: Hard Copy Census Mailed
  • May 2020: Census workers will begin going door-to-door to households who have not completed the Census to ask them to respond

HOW

All households will receive a postcard in the mail with instructions about how to take the Census through the following options:

  • ONLINE (available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese)
  • PHONE (available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese)
  • PAPER (printed in English and Spanish

WHERE

Where can you get a Census form?

  • At home (in the mail or via a door-to-door Census worker)
  • At the public library
  • At community locations to be announced in early 2020!