Californians will begin receiving invitations to participate in the 2020 Census from the U.S. Census Bureau. This marks the official beginning of the historic count that will determine the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funding and state and political representation in the next decade.
Every Californian can now respond to the Census online at https://my2020census.gov and by phone by calling the numbers included below.
The Census form is nine easy questions and your responses are protected by law. We need ALL Californians to complete their form so we can ensure representation and resources stay home.
We encourage you to use your Census ID to fill out the form, but it isn’t necessary to be counted. Every Californian can now respond to the Census online at https://my2020census.gov and by phone by calling the numbers available below.
In addition, Californians in hard-to-count communities will be able to visit Questionnaire Assistance Centers (QACs) and Questionnaire Assistance Kiosks (QAKs) to receive in-person help filling out their Census form. To locate a local QAC or QAK, Californians can visit our online finder here. For daily operations, hours, and locations, please check our online finder here. Please view the explainer video here.
|LANGUAGE LINE||TOLL-FREE NUMBER|
|English (Puerto Rico residents)||844-418-2020|
|Spanish (Puerto Rico residents)||844-426-2020|
|Telephone Display Device (TDD)||844-467-2020|
What Californians Need to Know About the 2020 Census:
- The Census is a simple, confidential 9 question survey
- Questions include: name, address, sex, race, ethnicity, age, and whether you own or rent the home
- Californians should self-identify in regard to race, ethnicity and gender
- Make sure you count everyone in your home, including any friends or family members who are living and sleeping there most of the time
- The Census Bureau will never ask about your citizenship status, or for sensitive information like your social security number, bank accounts, or payments/donations.
- The Census Bureau will never reach out to you on behalf of a political party
- Your responses to the Census are protected by law and cannot be shared with, or used by, any other government agencies. Answers cannot be used for law enforcement purposes, to determine eligibility for government benefits or immigration enforcement
- For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit californiacensus.org