As of today, we have met our 2010 Census response rate of 67.6%, despite a global pandemic and a complete shutdown of the U.S. Census Bureau operations. We will continue to promote the Census until the deadline of September 30, 2020, as part of our Santa Ana Cares Mobile Resource Center and on City social media.
To augment our outreach efforts, the U.S. Census Bureau’s census takers will be visiting homes and will be wearing masks and following local public health guidelines when they visit. All census takers complete a virtual COVID-19 training on social distancing and other health and safety protocols before beginning their work in neighborhoods. Census takers are hired from the community, and their goal is to help everyone be counted in the 2020 Census.
Census takers work between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., including weekends. If no one is home when the census taker visits, the census taker will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond online, by phone or by mail. If you respond online or by phone today, a census taker is less likely to have to visit your home to collect your response.