About the Census

Secure Our Future

POWER: The apportionment of Congressional seats and redistricting at all levels of government is determined by Census data. Strengthen your community’s political power by getting counted in 2020.

PROTECTION: An accurate count helps ensure the enforcement of a broad range of civil rights policies. Make sure your friend and loved ones can make their voices heard by participating in the Census.

REPRESENTATION: Information collected by the Census is used to distribute billions of dollars in federal, state and local funding. Fill out your form to help make sure your community doesn’t miss out on their fair share of resources.


Questions for head of household to fill out


Questions for other household members


In federal funding to crucial programs at stake


Latino children (0-4 years) uncounted in 2010

Prepare for the Count

Milestones leading up to the April 2020 Census launch.

  • January – September 2019

    U.S. Census Bureau will open 248 area Census offices.

  • April 23, 2019

    U.S. Supreme Court will hear case on citizenship question.

  • June 2019

    Decision from U.S. Supreme Court on citizenship question case is expected.

  • June – August 2019

    Census Test by U.S. Census Bureau to evaluate effect of Citizenship question on self-response rates (preliminary results expected in October).

  • September 2019 and On

    Recruitment and hiring by U.S. Census Bureau of temporary Census field staff.

  • January 2020

    The first enumeration begins in remote areas of Alaska, before the spring thaw.

  • March – April 2020

    Self Response phase of Census 2020 (internet, mail, and phone; four waves of staggered mail).

  • April 1, 2020

    National Census Day

  • May – July 2020

    Primary non-response follow-up operation (to households that did not self-respond).

How to Get Involved

Community Leaders

Want to know more about why Census 2020 is critical for all Americans and how to help your community? Check out our resource center for more information.

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Elected officials

State and local government leaders have a vital role to play in educating their communities about the importance of participating in this Census.

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Media partners

There are some key changes to the process for the 2020 Census. We are available to provide answers and share our unique expertise with you.

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Educational Fund

Founded in 1981, NALEO Educational Fund is the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

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Call Our Hotline

If you need assistance with the Census or just have questions that need answering, give us a call.


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Help ensure your community doesn’t miss out on representation and resources.

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