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Happy Census Day!

Date: April, 01 2020 Category: 2020 Census

The United States has done a Census every decade since 1790. This Census is perhaps the most important of our lifetime.

Census Day – April 1 – is a point in time marker when the U.S. Census Bureau measures our population. Where are you living on April 1? Who is living with you on that day?

Besides some of those more technical aspects of April 1 – today is also a reminder to everyone living in the United States that the Census is underway! It is a chance to commemorate this decennial, national count, as designated by the U.S. Census Bureau.

You can respond now by phone, online or mail, with limited houses initially receiving the paper form. This nine-question survey is simple and easy to complete. You can participate online at or by phone at using one of the language lines:

English 844-330-2020

Spanish 844-468-2020

Chinese (Mandarin) 844-391-2020

Chinese (Cantonese) 844-398-2020

Vietnamese 844-461-2020

Korean 844-392-2020

Russian 844-417-2020

Arabic 844-416-2020

Tagalog 844-478-2020

Polish 844-479-2020

French 844-494-2020

Haitian Creole 844-477-2020

Portuguese 844-474-2020

Japanese 844-460-2020

English (Puerto Rico residents) 844-418-2020

Spanish (Puerto Rico residents) 844-426-2020

Telephone Display Device (TDD) 844-467-2020

All lines provide live customer service representative support providing information about the 2020 Census and assistance with the questionnaire. Callers to the English and Spanish language lines will be routed through the Interactive Voice Response system prior to being transferred to a customer service representative. Callers to all other language lines will be greeted in that language by a customer service representative.


What You Need to Know About the 2020 Census:

  • The Census is a simple, confidential 9 question survey
  • Questions include name, address, sex, race, ethnicity, age, and whether you own or rent the home
  • You should self-identify in regard to race, ethnicity and gender
  • Make sure you count everyone in your home, including any friends or family members who are living and sleeping there most of the time
  • The Census Bureau will never ask about your citizenship status, or for sensitive information like your social security number, bank accounts, or payments/donations
  • The Census Bureau will never reach out to you on behalf of a political party
  • Your responses to the Census are protected by law and cannot be shared with, or used by, any other government agencies. Answers cannot be used for law enforcement purposes, to determine eligibility for government benefits or immigration enforcement
  • For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit


Why Your Participation Counts:

  • Ensuring every household in Santa Ana participates in the Census is critically important. Mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the Census determines how billions of dollars of federal funding are distributed to each state every year for education resources, affordable housing programs, nutrition and health care services, and more. Estimates show that for every person uncounted, Santa Ana could lose $1,000 a year for 10 years. That’s as much as $10,000 per person in funds lost over the next decade.


For more information about the 2020 Census, please visit or call (