Problem Being Counted? Call the Census Hotline 888-COUNT-20!

Census 2020

Questions about the Census? Problems?

Call 888-Count-20 (888-268-6820)

The U.S. Constitution requires an actual count of all persons in the United States based on where they  live or sleep most of the time.  The process is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every 10 years and is responsible for the allocation of resources and redistricting.



Election Protection

Hagase Contar

Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Count Us in 2020

Arab American Institute
Yalla Count Me In

Other Resources

U.S. Census Bureau

Contact Us

888-Count-20 (888-268-6820)

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The allocation of nearly $800 billion annually for federal programs and services

  • An accurate count is needed for resources like education programs, job training, transportation improvements, and a host of other needed services in our communities;


    The number of representatives for each state in the U.S. House of Representatives (reapportionment), and affects how districts are drawn (redistricting)

    • An inaccurate count will result in flawed data used to draw election districts for your federal & state elected officials as well as your county commissions, city councils, and school boards.


    1. When does the census start and end?
    2. Do I have to fill out the census form?
    3. Will my answers be kept confidential?
    4. Why are we being asked to respond by the internet?
    5. What happens if I am temporarily living with a relative?
    6. What happens if I don’t fill out the form?
    7. Do I have to list my children, and what about children in college?
    8. Will I be asked to provide my social security number?
    9. Must I state if I am a US citizen?
    10. Will the questionnaire be in my native language?