Census 2020

Various citizens of arapahoe county

You Count! Get Counted!

Go to 2020Census.gov today to learn more and complete the questionnaire online or by phone.

Additional language support guides are available, including American Sign Language, Braille, and large print.

What to Expect

An invitation letter from the U.S. Census Bureau has hit mailboxes and we want to make sure that you’re counted! Census data informs the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities each year for critical programs such as:

•  Schools
•  Housing•  Human Resources
•  Roads
•  Libraries•  Community Resources
•  Health Care
•  Public Transportation•  Emergency Services

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Arapahoe County relies heavily on these federal dollars to fund and supplement critical programs like Human Services, economic development, housing assistance, transportation improvements and more. Census counts also help determine the number of congressional seats and Colorado is poised to pick up one seat as a result of the 2020 Census. 

The census helps shape our future, so it’s imperative that we get an accurate count in 2020!

On or BetweenYou’ll Receive in the Mail
March 12-20An invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census. (Some households will also receive paper questionnaires.)
March 16-24A reminder letter.

If you haven’t responded yet:
March 26-April 3A reminder postcard.
April 8-16A reminder letter and paper questionnaire.
April 20-27A final reminder postcard before a Census Bureau worker follows up in person. 

May 27-August 14 in person data collection: U.S. Census Bureau workers visit households that did not fill out the census on paper, online, or over the phone. (Note: The U.S. Census Bureau is closely monitoring public health concerns due to COVID-19 and these dates are subject to change further.)

What if my City is Listed Incorrectly?

Some mailing addresses do not show the correct city on your Census questionnaire, but be assured that your responses will be attributed to the correct municipality and county. The Census Bureau uses a geomapping process to attribute responses to local jurisdictions that are reviewed and verified by local officials. So even though the mailer uses the postal city used by USPS, your response to the 2020 Census response will count in your jurisdiction.

Learn More

Curious about how many people in your community are responding to the 2020 Census? Check out the self-response rate map

Interested in Volunteering?

We need your help to engage residents across the County to ensure a complete and accurate count. Learn more about being a census volunteer.

You can also help us share the message that “it has never been easier to respond to the Census online, over the phone, or by mail” with friends, neighbors, colleagues, social networks, and any faith based, non-profit, or civic organization you may be connected with!

What is the 2020 Census?