Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau undertakes a massive task of counting every person living in the United States – regardless of age, citizenship status, gender, etc. Census data helps determine political representation and federal funding for important City programs and services.
Your participation helps ensure our community receives its fair share of more than $675 billion in federal funds annually for critical programs that support education, housing, and emergency disaster relief services. Census data also determines political representation at all levels of government.
Outside of voting, one of the most powerful things you can do for your community is participate in the census.
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The census will be primarily online for the first time, with potential risk of an inaccurately low count. California is the hardest-to-count state in the nation. Three out of four residents belong to groups that often aren't counted. Your help is needed.
Participate in the 2020 Census and be counted. In mid-March, homes will begin receiving the official Census bureau mail. See important dates and overall timeline.
Encourage others to participate. Share the importance and impact of the Census with your community. Learn how to spread the word.
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