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U.S. Census 2020

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The 2020 Census will help shape the future of local communities, including Vista, for the next 10 years. The census is a count of everyone who lives in the United States and its territories. 

WHY THE CENSUS IS IMPORTANT
The census provides a picture of the nation that helps determine where to build new schools, hospitals, and businesses; how federal funding is distributed; and how congressional seats are divided up. It also helps local officials see how communities have changed over time. 
 

HOW TO TAKE THE CENSUS
In 2020, for the first time ever, the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online; however, if you prefer, you can still respond by phone or mail. Individual responses are confidential and cannot be used against you by any court or government agency. Learn more by visiting 2020census.gov.  


CENSUS TIMELINE

March 2020
People can begin responding to the census online at 2020census.gov or can reply by mail or by phone.

April 2020
The United States observes Census Day nationwide on April 1. By this date, households will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Residents will have three options for responding: online, by mail, or by phone.

June - July 2020
Census takers go door to door to count people who have not responded to the census. They are Census Bureau employees and will provide proof they are official government employees.

December 31, 2020
The Census Bureau reports the population count and the allocation of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives to each state to the President of the United States.

Year 2021
Initial 2020 Census data available at census.gov.

 

CENSUS VIDEOS

 

2020 CENSUS INFORMATION

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CONTACT  

  • US Census Bureau 2020census.gov.  1-800-923-8282 or 301-763-INFO (4636)
  • City of Vista Housing Division: 760.639.6191
  • Available census jobs at Census 2020 Jobs.