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CENSUS 2020

Let’s Make Sure We All Count!

We all belong and matter in America. That’s why we’re working to ensure that everyone — regardless of income, race, or immigration status — is counted in the 2020 Census.

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Why it Matters?

It will impact us all. The next ten years will be shaped by who responds to the census:

  • It will guide the federal government to make important decisions about how much funding each community will receive for essential resources like schools, housing, and social programs.

  • It will determine the number of congressional representatives who represent our communities and how district lines are drawn for our state legislature.

What are the Census Questions?

  • There are 12 questions in total that ask general demographic information.

  • Flip through the images to the right to get a better sense of the 12 questions you’ll need to respond.

PREVIEW CENSUS QUESTIONS

QUESTION 1

How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1, 2020?

QUESTION 2

Were there any additional people staying here on April 1, 2020, that you did not include in Question 1?

QUESTION 3

Is this house, apartment, or mobile home …Owned by you or someone in this household with a mortgage or loan? Rented? etc.

QUESTION 4

What is your telephone number?

QUESTION 5

What is Person 1’s name?

QUESTION 6

What is Person 1’s sex?

QUESTION 7

What is Person 1’s age and what is Person 1’s date of birth?

QUESTION 8

Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin?

QUESTION 9

What is Person 1’s race?

QUESTION 10

Print name of Person 2.

Here, you will list the next person in your household.

QUESTION 11

Does this person usually live or stay somewhere else?

QUESTION 12

How is this person related to Person 1?

 

That’s it! 

Who Should Complete The Census?

  • The 2020 Census is for everyone— including newborns, seniors, unsheltered people, and immigrants.

  • If you live in the U.S., you count! Everyone living in the U.S., regardless of their immigration status, has the right to be counted. There is no citizenship question on the 2020 Census. 

How To Complete The Census?

  • It’s quick and easy! It only takes 10 minutes to complete it.

  • You can complete the census via mail, phone, or online. We recommend online as it’s the quickest and safest way to complete it. 

  • Ready to get started? Click here. 
    Pro Tip: Use the language switcher on the top-right of the Census page to change the language of the form. The Census is available in over 50 other languages!

I completed the Census, what else can I do?

Awesome! You are a Census Champion! Now, be a superhero and help us get more people counted:

  • Take a selfie and post it Instagram with the hashtag #MAFCensusChampion, make sure to include in the post

  • Click on the “Share” button to share this resource page with your Facebook network.

  • Make a list of 10 individuals you frequently stay in touch with. Personally reach out to them and ask if they’ve already completed the 2020 Census. If they haven’t, encourage them to complete it before the new October 5 deadline.

Video Walkthrough

Upcoming Facebook Live Events

WHEN: We’ll meet on Thursdays (September 10, September 17, September 24, and October 1)
TIME: The English events will start at 12 PM Pacific and the Spanish events will start at 12:30 PM Pacific.

MAF champions have completed the Census!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to complete?

Yes! The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. They’ll compile your responses with information from other households to produce statistics about your community, without ever identifying your home or any person living in it.

I heard there might be a Citizenship question in the census, is that true?

No, that’s not true. There is no citizenship question on the 2020 census. Everyone living in the U.S., regardless of their immigration status, has the right to be counted.

What if I don’t want to complete the census online?

You can also complete the census over the phone or via mail. Here’s how:

  • Respond to the 2020 census by calling 844-330-2020 (English) or 844-468-2020 (Spanish). Phone hours of operation are every day from 10 AM to 11 PM Pacific Time.

  • You can also respond via mail but first check to see if you received a paper questionnaire. These were mailed out back in mid-April, take a look at this webpage for more information.

What if I don’t have my census ID?

You can still complete the 2020 Census online if you don’t have your 12-digit Census ID handy! Go to my2020census.gov and click on the link below the login button that says, “If you do not have a Census ID, click here.”

Does it matter if I rent or own my home?

Renters and homeowners alike should complete the 2020 Census. The form will ask whether your home is owned, rented, or occupied without payment or rent.

Do you have more questions?

Feel free to email us and here’s another resource with the answers to the most common questions.

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