SAN LUIS VALLEY
September 30 is the last day
to respond to the 2020 Census
3 ways to respond to the 2020 Census
Online – my2020census.gov
If you received an invitation with an ID number, great, use it.
If you don’t have an ID number, that’s fine. Just follow the instructions to enter your address.
Phone – call 844-330-2020 (en español 844-468-2020)
Mail – If you do not respond online or by phone, you may have received a paper questionnaire in the mail or delivered to your door or gate by a Census worker. Please, fill it out and mail it.
…all without having to meet a census taker
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Shape your future
You can shape your future by responding to the 2020 Census. Where do we need new roads to make our lives easier? Where will new school programs help our children thrive? Where could a new health clinic benefit neighborhoods?
The 2020 Census will inform these decisions and shape how billions of dollars will be distributed to communities like yours each year. And in 2020, you can respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail. It’s easy, safe and important.
Make sure you and everyone you know is counted. Now is the time for you to get involved – your community needs you. Together, we can educate and excite, inspire and make sure every voice is heard. Together…. we can shape our future.
Why it is important to complete the Census?
Everyone Counts - The census counts every person living in the U.S. once, only once and in the right place.
It's in the Constitution - The U.S. Constitution requires a census every 10 years. The Census cover the entire country and everyone living there.
It's about fair representation - Every 10 years, the results of the Census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets.
It's about $675 billion - Census data determine how more than $675 billion are spent, supporting our state, country and community's vital programs.
It's about redistricting - After each Census, state officials use the results to redraw the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts, adapting to population shifts.
Taking part is your civic duty - Completing the Census is required: it is a way to participate in our democracy and say "I COUNT!"
Census Facts & Information
Early Childhood Census Toolkit -When kids aren’t counted in the census, it hurts our communities and reduces funding for important programs that help our kids and families.
Child care providers and others working with young children are trusted messengers that can help them understand how important census participation is. Use the Early Childhood Census Toolkit to make sure every childhood in your community counts. Early Childhood Toolkit
Confidentiality - Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics—they cannot be used against you in any way. Click to learn more at Confidentiality Fact Sheet
Jobs with Census - The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count, including in the San Luis Valley. Learn more about jobs and how to apply at Census Jobs
Census is used to distribute federal dollars to states and communities - In Fiscal Year 2016, Colorado received over $13 billion in federal spending programs guided by data from the Census. Go to Counting for Dollars for more information.
Census Questionnaire - Take a look at the questions asked in the 2020 Census. Here's an official sample: Census Questionnaire.