A Message from the U.S. Census Bureau
Read updates from the U.S. Census Bureau in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker.
- Online: Residents can respond online now at: my2020census.gov (Enter your unique Census ID from your mailer if you have it.)
- Phone: If you have questions, or prefer to respond by phone, call: 844-330-2020 for English, 844-468-2020 for Spanish. View a list of additional language phone support lines.
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:
|• Housing||• Human Resources|
|• Libraries||• Community Resources|
• Health Care
|• Public Transportation||• Emergency Services|
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 Between||You’ll Receive in the Mail|
|March 12-20||An invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census. (Some households will also receive paper questionnaires.)|
|March 16-24||A reminder letter.|
|If you haven’t responded yet:|
|March 26-April 3||A reminder postcard.|
|April 8-16||A reminder letter and paper questionnaire.|
|April 20-27||A 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.
- View a sample of the Invitation Letter
- See what questions are asked on the 2020 Census
- Avoiding Fraud and Scams
- Census: What You Need to Know
- Census: Frequently Asked Questions
- Census: Counting Students (and others living in institutions)
- Census: Older Adults (and multi-generations)
- United States Census 2020 Official Website
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 or over the phone” with friends, neighbors, colleagues, social networks, and any faith based, non-profit, or civic organization you may be connected with!