2020 Census

Santa Ana Is Counting On You!

Census Day Is Wednesday, April 1, 2020.



Why is the Census Important?

Every year, the federal government distributes more than $675 billion to state, local and tribal governments based on census data. A complete and accurate census count is essential for Santa Ana and the well-being of our community.

The census affects:

  • Your voice in government. The census is used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets
  • The amount of funding California, Orange County and the City of Santa Ana receives
  • How the City of Santa Ana plans for the future

Will my information be kept confidential? 

  • Yes. Under the law, Census data can only be used for statistical purposes. Title 13 of the U.S. Code requires respondent’s information to be kept confidential, and guarantees personal information will not be used against respondents in court or by a government agency.
  • Census Bureau staff who have access to personal information are sworn for life to protect confidentiality, and are subject to a $250,000 fine and/or up to five years in federal prison for wrongful disclosure of information.




Hard-to-Count Areas in Santa Ana

Hard-to-count areas are just that: hard to count. The neighborhoods have a "low response score" from previous censuses and are the most vulnerable to being omitted from the upcoming census. 

View California's Hard-to-Count Index Interactive Map here.







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