Census 2020 Information
Ensure that Californians get their fair share of federal resources and Congressional representation by encouraging the full participation of all Californians in Census 2020.
WHAT IS THE CENSUS?
Once each decade, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.
The next census will be April 1, 2020 and will require counting an increasingly diverse and growing population of around 330 million people in more than 140 million housing units. To get an accurate count, the Census Bureau must build an accurate address list of every housing unit, maximize self-response to the census, and efficiently follow up with those who do not respond.
An accurate count is one in which every person is counted once, only once, and in the right place.
The primary and perpetual challenge facing the U.S. Census Bureau is the undercount of certain population groups. That challenge is amplified in California, where more residents are considered traditionally hard to count. Those include foreign-born residents, renters, individuals living in homes without a broadband subscription, people living close to or below the poverty line, and children younger than five years old.
Count Me In for Census 2020 because.....
It is Important
The Census determines the number of Representatives each state has in Congress and is used to draw district boundaries. Census data is used to distribute billions of dollars in Federal and State funding. Being counted brings those resources back to our community.
It is Easy
The Census form includes ten questions about each person's age, gender, race, and relationship to householder. It should take about 10 minutes to fill out, more if there are more people living in the home.
In 2020, you will be able to fill out the census form online, over the phone, by paper, or in person.
It is Safe
All data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau is confidential and may not be turned over to any other government agency including immigration enforcement or even the President.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?
For more information, check out the following Links:
US Census 2020
California Census 2020 Counts