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Census 2020


Census Day was April 1, 2020

If you have not yet been counted, there is still time.

Because of the pandemic, many responses have been delayed. The official count has been extended through October 31, 2020.

Where were you living on April 1, 2020?
Read the Questions Asked on the Form here 

As of July 29, 2020, Boulder County's self-response rate was 73.4%. Potentially, many thousands of residents have not yet been counted.

In addition to a series of postcard mailings, the Census Bureau is reaching out by email and text in an effort to increase the self-response rate.

Because these are unusual outreach efforts, we recommend you read the web page Avoiding Fraud and Scams 
Remember, the Census will never ask you for your Social Security number or banking information.

On July 30, 2020, census workers started Non-Response Follow-Up which means they will be out in the community knocking on doors where responses have not yet been received.
Read the web page Census Takers in Your Neighborhood to learn more about this operation.

Because of the pandemic, it would be much safer if people would self-respond. Here are three ways to self-respond:

  •  Online at my2020census.gov
  •  Phone 1-844-330-2020 (English) or 1-844-468-2020 (Spanish). An interviewer will take your information over the phone.
  •  If you received a paper questionnaire, complete it and mail it in.


League Members: Interested in becoming more involved?
Contact Peggy Leech at census@lwvbc.org • 303-666-4720
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What Is the Census?
 • The Census is a once-a-decade population and housing count of all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and the Island areas.
 • Census Results are used to determine the apportionment of Congressional Districts and state Legislative Districts.
 • The federal government uses Census data to distribute more than $675 billion in federal funds annually.


Census data is safe. Responses to the 2020 Census are protected under Title 13 of the U.S. Code. Answers can only be used to produce statistics. Census Bureau Staff take a lifetime oath to protect the personal information of respondents.