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.