The deadline to fill out your U.S. Census Questionnaire is fast approaching – September 30. Completing the census is critical to ensure our communities have the resources for quality public schools, hospitals and other public services we need now more than ever.

Completing the Census is easy and fast. The census asks only 10 questions about you and who lives in your home with you and will only take a few minutes to complete. And remember: Your answers are confidential and can never be shared with federal or local law enforcement agencies. There are several ways to complete the census and make sure you are counted:

  • Respond online at 2020census.gov
  • By phone at 844-330-2020,
  • By mail until September 30
  • By speaking with Census Takers who are visiting communities now. You can learn more about Census Takers here.

This is the final month to be counted and to help guarantee that our communities receive funding for essential services that will shape the future of our community for the next 10 years.

While many people know the census is what determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress, it is also used by lawmakers in Washington and Sacramento to allocate funds for programs and services that impact our cities and our quality of life – including our public schools,  Medicare and Medicaid, school lunches and education programs like Head Start, and hospitals and clinics. An undercount in our communities could mean we lose out on important federal funds that will leave us behind as others progress into the future.