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  • Census 2020

    censusIt's not too late to take the 2020 Census survey. 

    An accurate Census count is crucial to guaranteeing our community receives its fair share of funding for important public services.

    The Census informs how billions of dollars are allocated every year. A complete and accurate count guarantees federal funding gets distributed equitably for health clinics, after school activities, road repairs, and hundreds of other critical services and programs that make a difference in our lives every day.

    That's why Pima County wants to make sure everyone in every household in the county gets counted as part of the 2020 Census.

    The information collected in the Census is confidential and used only for data analysis.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

    Census 2020 has adapted and delayed some operations to protect the health and safety of staff and the public and to ensure complete counts. Learn more here (Spanish). 

    When is Census Day?

    April 1, 2020.

    How do I respond?

    Prior to Census Day, each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire — online, by phone, or by mail. This will mark the first time that you will be able to respond to the census online. 

    A sample questionnaire.  

    Ways to Respond

    By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. There are three ways to respond to the 2020 Census:
    • Online
    • By phone
    • By mail
    The 2020 Census marks the first time you'll have the option to respond online. You can even respond on your mobile device.

    Who should respond?

    Everyone living in the United States, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.

    Is my information secure?

    The answers you provide are kept anonymous and used only to produce statistics. The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release
    your responses in any way that could identify you or anyone else in your home. The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. Personal data collected may not be shared with immigration enforcement agencies, law enforcement, or be used to determine an individual’s eligibility for government benefits.

    Learn more about data confidentiality.

    How is my information used?

    The U.S. Constitution requires that electoral districts be periodically adjusted or redrawn to account for population shifts. Every ten years, Census data is collected and used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets.
    The data collected also hold important statistical value for governments, researchers, academics, and businesses. These organizations use the data to inform long-term decisions such as where to invest in new development, place public infrastructure, build new emergency response facilities, allocate funding for school lunches, construct new roads, and much more.

    Learn more about why the Census asks the questions it does and this handout.

    Is the 2020 Census Available in Multiple Languages?

    The census is available in English and 12 non-English languages. View our step-by-step guide on how to complete the census in your preferred language.

    Helpful links, tools and more information

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    How you can help
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    Work for Census 2020

    workInterested in working for the U.S. Census? The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.

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    Phone: (800) 923-8282


    Pima Association of Governments (PAG)

    1 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 401
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    Phone: (520) 792-1093