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Census 2020

Census is underway!

The deadline to respond has been extended to August 14, 2020 due to Covid-19.

Most households should have received their invitation to respond, to make it easier, you can respond online, by visiting 2020census.gov

  • Use your Census ID number from the invitation letter or if you do not have a Census ID, you can use your address instead
  • Gather all information for each person in your household before responding
  • Allow enough time to respond and complete the form – approximately 10 minutes

To complete the census by phone: 844-330-2020 (English) or 844-468-2020 (Spanish). For other languages please visit: https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.html

The United States Census counts every resident in the United States every 10 years. April 1, 2020 is the Official Census Day, but you can complete the census online beginning March 12. Participating in the Census is very important for Boulder County. Please help us make sure Everyone Counts in Boulder County by completing the Census!

A complete count of our community is important to many programs and services such as Medicaid, Section 8 housing vouchers, federal Pell Grants, childcare assistance, Head Start, and many more. In addition, it impacts voting districts and defines the number of congressional representatives each state gets.

Things to know about the Census

What is the 2020 Census?
Frequently Asked Questions
in English and Español

The Census brings money to Boulder County

In Boulder County, we receive almost $2,300 per person per year in federal funding based on our Census count. For every person who isn’t counted, we lose about $23,000 over the next decade. If we miss 100 residents, Boulder County could lose almost $2.3 million of dollars in federal funding!

The Census determines how we’re represented

Census results are used to determine how many seats states get in Congress; projections indicate that Colorado will likely gain a congressional seat! State and local officials also use census counts to draw boundaries for congressional districts, state legislative districts, and school districts.

Responding is easier than ever

For the first time in history, it will be possible to respond to the Census via the internet. Phone responses and mailing in a paper form are still options too. Census forms are available in Spanish and several other languages.

Responding is safe

Your information is protected by law and confidentiality is guaranteed. Responses are only used to produce statistics; the Census Bureau does not disclose any personal information.

It’s required by law

Everyone living in the United States is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.

It’s important

The census helps determine where we build new schools, hospitals and businesses, and the distribution of federal dollars.

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ALL materials and funding requests from partner agencies are on hold at the moment amid COVID-19 concerns.
Please visit www.boco.org/COVID-19 for latest updates.

2020 Census Materials for Partner Agencies

Click the link above to access a collection of Official Census materials, including logos, banners, posters and more. All of the materials have space for your agency or community logo to personalize your message.

2020 Boulder County Census Request Form

Partners are critical to the success of a complete and accurate count in 2020. Boulder County is providing funding to support the complete count outreach, education, and implementation efforts of partnering agencies, groups, and individuals. Please fill out the following form to access county supports for Census 2020 events, including funding, printed resources, and other materials.

Funding supports costs related to events for up to $1000 (e.g. food, childcare, marketing). Printed resources include educational flyers, population-specific messages, and swag. Other materials include checking out large banners, table covers, and entire displays for tabling purposes.

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