Complete the Census today!
Every Californian can now respond to the Census online at my2020census.gov and by phone by calling the numbers available here.
Invitations for the Census were received via mail March 12-20. The invitation includes information on how to fill out the Census form and will include a unique Census ID linked to a physical address. All Californians will be able to respond online or by phone, with limited households initially receiving the paper form. A Census ID is not required for households to respond online or by phone.
What is the Census?
Every 10 years, people across the country and in California fill out the Census in order to have an accurate count of all people in the United States. The Census determines California’s federal funding for important community services that help support our families and fair share of representation in California and Washington D.C.
The 2020 Census will decide how billions of federal dollars are distributed to state and local governments in California. An undercount could impact funding for our schools, health services, child care, emergency services and many other programs.
The 2020 Census will also decide the number of California’s Congressional members and Electoral College votes. A complete count means more people in power who truly represent and advocate for our communities.
For these reasons, a complete and accurate census count is essential to the well-being of our state and all Californians, and California cities play an incredibly important role in helping our state complete an accurate count.
To protect the health and safety of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak and in the spirit of the campaign, the Census Office stands firm in its commitment to support partners as they maintain, modify or postpone activities as necessary.
The California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office is providing updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Census outreach, and has established a resource page
on their website.
How Can Local Leaders Help Ensure a Complete Count in Their Communities?
Share how easy it is to compete the Census form:
Remember there are three easy and quick ways to fill out the Census –
State Resources for Local Leaders
Additional Online Resources for Local Leaders
- Online, at my2020census.gov
- Over the phone, and you can find your number here
- By mail