2020 Census: Be Counted!
What is the Decennial Census?
Every 10 years, since 1790 the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the United States. The next enumeration will begin March 2020 and will be the first to rely heavily on online responses.
Why is it important to me?
Responding to the census is not only your civic duty; it also affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future, and your representation in government. Specifically, data from the 2020 Census are used to:
- Ensure public services and funding for schools, hospitals, and fire departments.
- Plan new homes and businesses and improve neighborhoods.
- Determine how many seats your state is allocated in the House of Representatives.
To assist in the coordination of California’s outreach and communication strategy for the 2020 Census, the California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office is actively looking for additional team members. The U.S. Census Bureau is also looking to hire individuals to canvas and enumerate for the 2020 Census. These jobs are separate and apart from the California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office. Click HERE for more information!
Fill out the Census
By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.
You will have three options for responding: online, by phone, or by mail.
Online: For the first time, the Census form will be available to complete online. The online Census form is available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese.
Participate now: my2020census.gov
By Phone: To compete the 2020 Census by phone, call the U.S. Census Bureau at the numbers listed below for in-language phone assistance.
English -- 844-330-2020
Arabic -- 844-416-2020
Chinese – Cantonese / 粤语 -- 844-398-2020
Chinese – Mandarin / 普通话 -- 844-391-2020
French / Français -- 844-494-2020
Haitian Creole / Kreyòl Ayisyen -- 844-477-2020
Japanese / 日本語 -- 844-460-2020
Korean /한국어 -- 844-392-2020
Polish / Polski -- 844-479-2020
Portuguese / Português -- 844-474-2020
Russian / Русский -- 844-417-2020
Spanish / Español -- 844-468-2020
Tagalog / Tagalog -- 844-478-2020
Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt -- 844-461-2020
Telephone Display Device (TDD) -- 844-467-2020
Mail: Respondents are strongly encouraged to participate in the Census online or by phone. However, a paper questionnaire will be mailed between April 8th and April 16th to every address that has not yet responded online or by phone. The paper Census form is available in English and Spanish.
*Language Guides are also available in 59 languages: www.2020census.gov/en/languages.html
Whichever you choose, just be sure you are counted in the Census. Ten minutes of your time can shape the next 10 years! Click here to see how the 79th Assembly District compares to other districts.