2020 Census

 

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Upcoming Events

303 Day @ 303 Coffee Co.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 8:30 - 10 a.m.

303 Coffee Company, 8283 S. Akron St. #170, Centennial, CO 80112

Join us at 303 Coffee Co. for 303 Day! Show your love for Colorado this 303 Day, March 3, by stopping by 303 Coffee! Learn all about how the 2020 Census can positively impact Colorado while you get your morning coffee or tea. Bonus: The first 100 visitors will receive a free ceramic mug! Learn more at 303coffeeco.com.

Time to be Counted: 2020 Census Update

It’s important, easy and safe. What makes your participation in the census so important? This question and more will be answered during an informative presentation brought to you by Arapahoe Libraries. The presentations will explore ways to complete the census and the steps the U.S. Census Bureau is taking to protect your responses. Presented by the Colorado State Demography Office. Free swag and giveaways will be available to all who attend.  

The events are happening on three different dates:

Friday, March 6, 2020

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial, CO 80121

Event link: https://tinyurl.com/uhmrw59

Monday, March 9, 2020

1 – 2 p.m.

Southglenn Library, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial, CO 80122

Event link: https://tinyurl.com/uojvv43

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

6 – 7 p.m.

Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S. Biscay Cir., Centennial, CO 80015

Event link: https://tinyurl.com/rvm3b4c


What is the census?

The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It happens every 10 years. In early 2020, you will be asked to count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1. Responding to the 2020 Census is a chance to shape your future.

What to expect:

  • Public response (online, phone or mail) begins in March
  • April 1 is Census Day!
  • In-person visits to households that haven’t responded begin in May
  • Apportionment courts sent to the President by December 21, 2020

Why is the census important?


 

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    Funding Distribution

    Your responses inform where over $675 billion is distributed each year to communities nationwide for clinics, schools, roads, and more.

     

     


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    City Planning

    Census data gives community leaders vital information to make decisions about building community centers, opening businesses, and planning for the future.

     

     


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    Civic Duty

    Responding also fulfills your civic duty because it’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.

     

     


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    Districts & Representation

    Your responses are used to redraw legislative districts and determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. Redistricting courts are sent to the state by March 31, 2021.

     

     


    Is my information safe?

    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 by any government agency or court in any way—not by the FBI, not by the CIA, not by the DHS, and not by ICE.

     

    More information:

    Census at a glance PDF(PDF, 185KB)

    Census 2020 – General FAQs PDF(PDF, 114KB)