About the Census
Every ten years, the federal government is required to count every person living in the United States. The Census, in part, determines how more than $675 billion in public funding flows into things like education, healthcare and vital community programs within your community. It also determines the number of congressional seats California receives. Stand up to be counted in the 2020 Census. It’s safe, easy and most of all, important.
When the Census Will Take Place
The first mailings of the 2020 Census went out in mid-March throughout Sacramento County. By the first week of April, households should receive a letter or postcard about how to complete the Census questionnaire. Reminder postcards will be sent in late April and in-person Census worker visits begin in May for homes that have not yet completed the questionnaire. Households have until August 14 to complete the Census.
Complete the Census Today
For the first time ever, Sacramento County residents can complete the Census online using a computer or tablet. You can also complete the Census over the phone, by mail, or in-person.
- Click here to complete the Census online.
- To complete the Census by phone in English, call 844.330.2020. Click here for a list of phone numbers available to complete the Census in another language.
- The Census can also be completed by mail in mid-April, when the U.S. Census Bureau will send questionnaires to homes that have not already participated by phone or online.
For more information, visit norcalcensus.org.