Census 2020

April 1 is Census Day, a key reference date for the 2020 Census. 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 undercounted.

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

How and When to Complete the Census

March 12 – August 14, 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.
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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

May 28 – Aug 14, 2020

What Does The Census Ask?

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 lawenforcement 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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