Once each decade, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the United States. The next enumeration will begin April 1, 2020, and will be the first to rely heavily on online responses.
The next count will begin April 1, 2020, and will be the first to rely heavily on online responses. The primary challenge facing the U.S. Census Bureau is the undercount of certain population groups. That challenge is amplified in California, where more residents are considered traditionally hard to count. Those include foreign-born residents, renters, individuals living in homes without a broadband subscription, people living close to or below the poverty line, and children younger than five years old.
A complete and accurate count of California’s population, in which every person is counted once and in the right place, is essential. Census data determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funds to state and local governments.
Starting in mid-March 2020, each household will get a letter in the mail explaining the different ways you can fill out the Census. If you don’t receive a letter, you can still go online or call to fill it out. Be sure you include any person living in your household, family or not.
It is important that the 2020 Census counts all Californians, no matter who they are or their background. The Census is completely confidential, so you can rest assured that your personal information is safe and secure. It cannot be shared with the courts, police or immigration enforcement, your landlord or your employer.
For more information, visit www.census.ca.gov.
March 12–20: Invitations to the 2020 Census mailed
March 16–24: Reminder letters mailed
March 26–April 3: Reminder postcard mailed
April 1: CENSUS DAY!
April 8–16: Second reminder & hard copy. Census mailed.
April 20–27: Final postcards mailed before an in-person follow-up
U.S. Census Bureau Hiring – Temp Jobs Available Statewide
Looking for part-time work? The U.S. Census Bureau seeks applicants throughout California. Earn extra income while helping your community. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill thousands of positions across the country for the 2020 count. Positions include: census takers, census field supervisors, recruiting assistants, clerks, and office operation supervisors. Bilingual applicants are needed and encouraged to apply. Earn extra income while helping your community. For more information visit the U.S. Census 2020 website: https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html