Here's how you can be counted in Census 2020--and earn some money too
Sacramento County Wednesday launched its local effort to make sure the region gets a complete count in the crucial 2020 Census. This is the first year the Census will be conducted mostly online, and the state has put $100.3 million toward an outreach and communication campaign that will complement work done by the U.S. Census Bureau.
“We want to be counted, we’re going to be counted, let’s go Sacramento,” Vice Mayor Eric Guerra told the crowd gathered at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria for a kick-off event that included a job fair for potential Census workers.
It’s crucial that California get a complete count of its diverse population. Census numbers are used to decide the number of seats each region gets in the U.S. House of Representatives and also to distribute billions of dollars in federal funds to state and local governments. . Download the California Census Office’s one-pager (PDF).
Sacramento County receives $500 million each year for schools, public works, hospitals, agriculture, roads, transit and other purposes. For every person not counted, the county could lose $1,950.
Sacramento County has been identified as one of the 10 Hard to Count (HTC) counties in California and 40th in the top 50 HTC counties in the nation. Hard to count populations include immigrants, refugees, the homeless, Native Americans, tribal communities, renters, and infants, among others.
Below is some useful information for taking the Census and for getting hired to help make sure Sacramento is counted:
For the first time ever, the Census will be offered online
According the U.S. Census Bureau 95% of households will receive their Census invitation by mail encouraging them to fill out an online questionnaire. Less than 5% will receive an invite directly from a census taker and less than 1% will be counted in person by a census taker.
Here’s when you can participate
Census 2020 information will be mailed the week of March 23, 2020. So mark your calendars! As soon as you receive your questionnaire you can fill out right away and send it back in.
Want a job with the Census?
Here are links to Census job opportunities:
Other Census 2020 Resources
Want to find out additional information about Census 2020 - these websites are a great place to start.
Sacramento County Census 2020 website: https://census2020.saccounty.net/pages/default.aspx
Sacramento Community Region Foundation Census 2020 website: http://www.sacregcf.org/our-impact/about-our-initiatives/census-2020/
California State Census 2020 website:
Federal Census 2020 website: