2020 Census

Updated on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 9:40pm
Census 2020

The United States 2020 Census is here! Be in the know about how the census helps our community. Watch as students at Northglenn High School took on the census as problem-based learning project!

Census Project at Northglenn High School

Take the Census

You can take the 2020 Census online: https://my2020census.gov/


By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census in an easy and safe way.

View a timeline for the census (English | Spanish

How do I do it? 

Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, by phone or in person by responding to a census enumerator. 

  • View a sample of the bilingual paper questionnaire that will be used in the 2020 Census. 
  • Read more about the ways to respond to the census: English | Spanish
  • Watch a video on how to complete the census online: English | Spanish

What is the Census?

Every 10 years, the census counts every person living in the United States as mandated in the Constitution. The data collected is used to determine how more than $675 billion of federal dollars are spent in local communities. It also determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Why is the census important to me?

The census is vitally important as it provides data that is used to determine how more than $675 billion of federal dollars are spent in local communities. Some of these programs include Title I grants to local educational agencies, the national school lunch and breakfast programs, special education grants, career and technical education grants, Section 8 housing assistance, WIC, SNAP, Medicare and Medicaid and many more. 

  • View a breakdown of the distribution of funds for the state of Colorado based on the 2010 census. Based on the data from the 2010 census, Adams 12 Five Star Schools received $131,036,857 in total disbursements from 2011-2018. 

Is my information confidential?

By law, your information is confidential. Read more details in a printable PDF here  (English and Spanish) or read about how the Census Bureau protects your data (English | Spanish)

How can I verify someone is a census worker?

This spring you may see census workers in your neighborhood going door to door to ensure everyone has the opportunity to take the census. If you encounter a census taker, make sure they have a valid ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. Read more about census workers.

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