2020 Census Banner Image

Census 2020

Census is underway!

The U.S. Census Bureau will be following up with households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census in some locations in July and across the country in August.

Most households should have received their invitation to respond. To revent the Census from knowing on your door, TAKE THE 2020 CENSUS NOW by visiting 2020census.gov!

  • Use your Census ID number from the invitation letter or if you do not have a Census ID, you can use your address instead
  • Gather all information for each person in your household before responding
  • Allow enough time to respond and complete the form – approximately 10 minutes

To complete the census by phone: 844-330-2020 (English) or 844-468-2020 (Spanish). For other languages please visit: https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.html

What Households Can Expect

The Census Bureau will provide face masks to census takers and requires that census takers wear a mask while conducting their work. They will follow CDC and local public health guidelines when they visit. Census takers must complete a virtual COVID-19 training on social distancing protocols and other health and safety guidance before beginning their work in neighborhoods.

Census takers are hired from local communities. All census takers speak English, and many are bilingual. If a census taker does not speak the householder’s language, the household may request a return visit from a census taker who does. Census takers will also have materials on hand to help identify the household’s language.

If no one is home when the census taker visits, the census taker will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond online, by phone or by mail.

People are encouraged to cooperate with census takers and ensure that everyone who was living in their household as of April 1, 2020, is counted.

How to Identify Census Takers

Census takers can be easily identified by a valid government ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date on the badge. If you do not feel comfortable opening the door, please feel free not to.

More About the 2020 Census

The United States Census counts every resident in the United States every 10 years. Participating in the Census is very important for Boulder County. Please help us make sure Everyone Counts in Boulder County by completing the Census!

A complete count of our community is important to many programs and services such as Medicaid, Section 8 housing vouchers, federal Pell Grants, childcare assistance, Head Start, and many more. In addition, it impacts voting districts and defines the number of congressional representatives each state gets.

Things to know about the Census

What is the 2020 Census?
Frequently Asked Questions
in English and Español

The Census brings money to Boulder County

In Boulder County, we receive almost $2,300 per person per year in federal funding based on our Census count. For every person who isn’t counted, we lose about $23,000 over the next decade. If we miss 100 residents, Boulder County could lose almost $2.3 million of dollars in federal funding!

The Census determines how we’re represented

Census results are used to determine how many seats states get in Congress; projections indicate that Colorado will likely gain a congressional seat! State and local officials also use census counts to draw boundaries for congressional districts, state legislative districts, and school districts.

Responding is easier than ever

For the first time in history, it will be possible to respond to the Census via the internet. Phone responses and mailing in a paper form are still options too. Census forms are available in Spanish and several other languages.

Responding is safe

Your information is protected by law and confidentiality is guaranteed. Responses are only used to produce statistics; the Census Bureau does not disclose any personal information.

It’s required by law

Everyone living in the United States is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.

It’s important

The census helps determine where we build new schools, hospitals and businesses, and the distribution of federal dollars.

Thumbnail of county collaboration chart

ALL materials and funding requests from partner agencies are on hold at the moment amid COVID-19 concerns.
Please visit www.boco.org/COVID-19 for latest updates.

2020 Census Materials for Partner Agencies

Click the link above to access a collection of Official Census materials, including logos, banners, posters and more. All of the materials have space for your agency or community logo to personalize your message.

2020 Boulder County Census Request Form

Partners are critical to the success of a complete and accurate count in 2020. Boulder County is providing funding to support the complete count outreach, education, and implementation efforts of partnering agencies, groups, and individuals. Please fill out the following form to access county supports for Census 2020 events, including funding, printed resources, and other materials.

Funding supports costs related to events for up to $1000 (e.g. food, childcare, marketing). Printed resources include educational flyers, population-specific messages, and swag. Other materials include checking out large banners, table covers, and entire displays for tabling purposes.

Contact Us

Community Services

Main: 303-441-3560


Sundquist Building
3482 Broadway St.
Boulder, CO 80304
Map and Directions
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

Community Services logo