Census

2020 Census: In California, All Kids Count!

The Census counts every single person living in the U.S. It only takes 10 minutes to have an impact on the next 10 years!

The 2020 Census will take place in April, and you have an important role to play in ensuring all Californians are counted—including our children.

It’s easy. Just be sure to count every adult, child, and baby at your address when you complete the Census online, over the phone, or on a paper form.

The Census counts everyone living in the U.S., even if the people at your address are not related, if they are not U.S. citizens, or if they have only lived at the address during part of the year. They ALL need to be counted.

A complete Census count REALLY matters. How much money Ventura County receives for programs that support you and your loved ones during the next TEN years depends on a complete Census count. That’s funding for our schools, child care, medical care, food assistance, housing, and public transportation. The Census also influences who represents us in California and in Washington, D.C.

If you’re worried about privacy: Don’t be. By law, the Census cannot share your information with others. Breaking that law can cost a Census employee $250,000 in fines, five years in prison, or both. Rest assured, the Census won’t share any of your information with your landlord or with another government agency. Also, the Census won’t ask if you or others at your address are U.S. citizens.

Filling out the Census form for your address is easy. You can participate in the Census by visiting 2020census.gov on April 1, 2020.

 

For more information about the 2020 Census, visit

Ventura County Counts (Volunteer opportunities available!)

California Census (Learn how the Census impacts our State)

NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected Officials)