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2020 Census Now Open Online

U.S. Census

  • 12 March 2020
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2020 Census Now Open Online

The 2020 Census is now open online and invitations to participate are being mailed out starting March 12! This marks the official beginning of the historic, once-in-a-decade count that will determine the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funding and state and political representation in the next decade. The Census form is nine easy questions and your responses are protected by law.

What Californians Need to Know About the 2020 Census:

  • The Census is a simple, confidential 9 question survey
  • Questions include: name, address, sex, race, ethnicity, age, and whether you own or rent the home
  • Californians should self-identify in regard to race, ethnicity and gender
  • Make sure you count everyone in your home, including any friends or family members who are living and sleeping there most of the time
  • The Census Bureau will never ask about your citizenship status, or for sensitive information like your social security number, bank accounts, or payments/donations.
  • The Census Bureau will never reach out to you on behalf of a political party
  • Your responses to the Census are protected by law and cannot be shared with, or used by, any other government agencies. Answers cannot be used for law enforcement purposes, to determine eligibility for government benefits or immigration enforcement
  • The Census also determines the state’s political representation through the number of representatives in the U.S. Congress and the California State Legislature. Participating in the Census can help ensure Californians’ voices are heard in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
  • According to data from the last count, Monterey County is predicted to have a non-response rate of almost 28%. Each Californian is estimated to represent $1,000 a year in federal funding.
  • If you don't respond by May, Census takers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted.

Complete the census my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020. Let's make sure that EVERYONE is counted!

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