Colorado Census 2020
What is the Census?
The census is a count of all persons living in the United States that is conducted every ten years by the federal government and is required by the U.S. Constitution.
When is the Census conducted?
Census Day is April 1, 2020. Data collection will begin March 12, 2020 and continues through August 2020.
- Census count determines the number of seats each state has in the US House of Representatives. Based on 2020 population projections, Colorado could gain one seat in the House.
- Colorado receives approximately $2300/person per year, or over $13 billion annually in federal funding. BUT, only if people fill out their census and get counted!
It’s Easy: 10 questions, 4 ways to respond: online; by phone; by mail-in form; or in-person through an enumerator.
Check out this interactive version of the questionnaire, with explanations and information about each question asked. https://2020census.gov/en/about-questions.html
- All data are protected, and records are confidential for 72 years under federal law.
- Census Bureau will never share individual information with other government agencies.
- All Census Bureau employees swear a lifetime oath to protect information.
How can people complete the census?
The Census Bureau is collecting census froms in four ways:
- Online, using the internet or a cell phone
- Over the telephone, by calling the census
- call center listed on the census card
- Using a paper form, or by responding to a census enumerator
- Census forms are available in 13 different languages.