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!
- General flyer in English and Spanish
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Board of County Commissioners Proclamation (adopted March 10)
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.