2020 Census Information (English)

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Census Information 

Census is performed every 10 years. It determines the federal funding for important community services that helps everyone in our state and cities, and ensures our fair share of representation in California and Washington D.C. The information collected during the 2020 Census will not be shared or used against you in any way. It is protected by law. Your information is used only for one purpose, and that is to generate statistics for the purposes of the funding that your state receives and fair representation. Your privacy and security is of utmost important. 

Census Dates Revised

  • Self-Response Phase - March 12 to October 31
  • Group Quarters - April 2 - September 3
  • Nonresponse Follow-up - August 11- October 31
  • In-Person Group Quarters - July 1 - September 3

How To Complete the Census 

You Will Never Be Asked the Following Questions 

  • Your Social Security Number 
  • Your Bank Account or Credit Card Numbers
  • Anything on Behalf of a Political Party
  • Money or Donations

Census Questions 

  • How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2020?
  • Were there any additional people staying here on April 1, 2020, that you did not include in Question 1?
  • Is this house, apartment, or mobile home (mark ONE box) ...
  • What is your telephone number?
  • What is Person 1's name?
  • What is Person 1's sex?
  • What is Person 1's age and what is Person 1's date of birth?
  • Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?
  • What is Person 1's race? 
  • Print name of Person 2
  • Does this person usually live or stay somewhere else? 
  • How is this person related to Person 1?

More information at the following link: https://2020census.gov/en/about-questions.html

How the census protects your information: https://2020census.gov/en/data-protection.html

Avoiding fraud and scams: https://2020census.gov/en/avoiding-fraud.html

Rumors fact-check: https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/rumors.html

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