The 2020 Census is happening now. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail.

When completing the census, you will include everyone living in your home on April 1, 2020. Census Day will be celebrated with events across the country.

What is the Census?

A count of the population in the U.S. and 5 territories, every 10 years through a nationwide survey. Everyone is counted regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

How is Census Data Used?

To distribute funding for over $800 billion of federal funding for programs, including CalFresh, Section 8 Housing, Medi-Cal, WIC, SNAP, Education, Highway planning and construction.

The U.S. House of Representatives currently has 435 members. States are given seats for Representatives based on their Census population. California currently has 53, but in 2020 we’re at risk of losing a representative if we are under-counted.

Lawmakers, researchers, business owners, non-profits, etc. use Census data to make decisions about our communities.

La Familia thanks our dedicated partners for supporting our 2020 Census campaign.

Teatro Nagual

Univision 19

Sacramento ACT


Sacramento Immigration Coalition

Latino Jewish Forum- Jewish Community Relations Council

7th Congressional District Congressman Ami Bera

United Latinos

Franklin Boulevard Business District

Laguardia Translations

The Serna Center at Sacramento State

CRLA Foundation

FUEL Network

City of Sacramento, Youth, Parks & Community Enrichment Department

The Washington Neighborhood Center

ACCE- Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment

The Puente Project at Sacramento City College

Lorenzo Patino LULAC 2862

Angels in the Fields

United Latinos, Promoviendo Accion Civica

Self Awareness and Recovery (SAR)

Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Bridge Network

California Latino Capital Association (CLCA)

How and When to Complete the Census

Now through October 31, 2020

By Mail, Phone, or Online at a Kiosk.


The paper Census will be available in English and Spanish and can be mailed back to the U.S. Census Bureau.


The Census can be completed by phone in 13 languages including Telecommunication Device for the Deaf.


For the first time, the Census form will be available to complete online in 13 languages.

Census staff go door-to-door if no response was received


Aug 11 – Oct 31, 2020

The Census will only collect basic information about you and the people living in your household. When completing the Census, you should count everyone who is living in your household on April 1, 2020.

The Census Will Not Ask For:

✓ Social Security Number
✓ Credit Card, Bank Account, or Money
✓ Identification
✓ Anything on Behalf of a Political Party
✓ Citizenship Status
✓ Political Party Preference
✓ Your Religion

Your information is confidential and secure

 Census information cannot be used for law enforcement or benefit eligibility purposes.
The U.S. Census Bureau cannot share your information:

✓ For 72 Years
✓ With your landlord or other individuals or businesses
✓ With other government agencies
✓ With law enforcement or ICE

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