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The official count ends on August 14th, 2020.

April 1 is a reference date, not a deadline to respond. When you respond online, by phone, or by mail, count everyone living in your home as of April  1st, 2020.

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Countdown to Census Day is April 1, 2020
You can take the Census NOW!

THE 2020 CENSUS IS HERE!

TAKE 10 MINUTES TO ANSWER 9 QUESTIONS THAT WILL DECIDE THE NEXT 10 YEARS.

EVERYONE IS COUNTED, AND EVERYONE COUNTS.

OUR PARTICIPATION DETERMINES OUR FUTURE
TAKE THE CENSUS
To Take the 2020 Census by Phone
Non-Census Hotlines

WHY DOES THE CENSUS MATTER?​

The Census matters more than most of us realize.

The Census determines how federal funding is given out to our communities. 

Census data is used to distribute over $1.5 trillion annually, nationwide, for programs that support our communities and benefit all Americans.

The Census also directly determines our Congressional seats and redistricting at all levels of government.

And then the same Census data helps our government officials ensure the enforcement of a broad range of civil rights policies.

In short, the Census gives us an understanding of who we are as a nation.

California Region 10 includes the hardest to count county in California, Imperial, and the 21st hardest to count, San Diego.

Getting a full count in San Diego and Imperial counties is vitally important for our vibrant, growing region. 

WHo we are.

Count Me 2020 is a coalition of over 100 community organizations and civic groups working to ensure a complete and accurate 2020 Census count in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

WHY DOES THE CENSUS MATTER?

The Census matters more than most of us realize.

The Census determines how federal funding is given out to our communities. 

Census data is used to distribute over $1.5 trillion annually, nationwide, for programs that support our communities and benefit all Americans.

Every person who gets counted, brings $1,250 to California.

The Census also directly determines our Congressional seats and redistricting at all levels of government.

And then the same Census data helps our government officials ensure the enforcement of a broad range of civil rights policies.

In short, the Census gives us an understanding of who we are as a nation.

California Region 10 includes the hardest to count county in California, Imperial, and the 7th hardest to count, San Diego.

Getting a full count in San Diego and Imperial counties is vitally important for our vibrant, growing region. 

There will not be a citizenship question on the Census

US Census Bureau: Census Hotline (English) 1-800-923-8282  
NALEO Hotline:(English/Spanish) 877-EL-CENSO (877-352-3676)

WHEN IS THE CENSUS?

The Census is going on right now! Each household should have received a letter with your unique ID number in the mail, and informing you of the options for filling out the Census online, by phone, or by mail.

  • January 21, 2020 | US Census Starts
    January 21: The Census Bureau started counting the population in remote Alaska. The count officially began in the rural Alaskan village of Toksook Bay.
  • March 12 - March 20, 2020 | Mail Invites
    March 12 - March 20: Households received official Census Bureau mail with information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.
  • April 1, 2020 | Census Day 2020
    April 1: Census Day is a key reference date for the 2020 Census—not a deadline. This day is used to determine who is counted and where in the 2020 Census. When you respond, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020, and include everyone who usually lives and sleeps in your home. You can respond before or after that date. We encourage you to respond as soon as you can.
  • IN REVIEW| Unhoused Count
    UPDATED DATES COMING SOON: The Census Bureau will count people who are experiencing homelessness over these three days. As part of this process, the Census Bureau counts people in shelters, at soup kitchens and mobile food vans, on the streets, and at nonsheltered, outdoor locations such as tent encampments.
  • April 2 – September 3, 2020 | Group Quarters
    UPDATED: April 2 – September 3 -Census takers will work with administrators at colleges, senior centers, prisons, and other facilities that house large groups of people to make sure everyone is counted.
  • June 13 - October 31 | Door Count
    UPDATED: June 13 – October 31 - Census takers will interview homes that haven't responded to the 2020 Census to help make sure everyone is counted. PEAK: June 13 - August 11. Non Response Follow Up (NRFU): August 11 - October 31
  • October 31, 2020 | End of Official 2020 Count
    UPDATED: October 31 - The US Census Bureau ends outreach operations and begins tabulating the results.
  • April 2021 | 2020 Count Report
    UPDATED: April 2021 - The Census Bureau will deliver apportionment counts to the President and Congress as required by law.

WHEN IS THE CENSUS?

Starting in mid-March 2020, each household will receive a letter in the mail informing them of the options for filling out the Census questionnaire. That includes online, by phone, or by a requested paper form. The letter will include your unique ID number you have to use to fill out the questionnaire.

Please sign up for updates from the Count Me 2020 Coalition.

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