The 2020 online census questionnaire is now live, and ready for Santa Cruz County residents to be counted.
This is the first census in history to rely heavily on online responses, and counting everyone is vitally important for Santa Cruz County.
With April 1, Census Day, here, community members are encouraged to participate. It is just nine simple questions and takes just a few minutes to complete. Each person counted means thousands of dollars in local funding over the next 10 years.
The Census can be filled out online at www.my2020census.gov, or through Questionnaire Assistance Kiosks located at County facilities. All information is secure and strictly confidential under federal law.
In addition, everyone is encouraged to use the ID mailed to them from the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure an accurate count. When completing the form, it is important to include information about all adults and children (including babies) living or located at each address.
All residents, regardless of age, gender, income, economic or housing status, ethnicity, nationality or immigration status can fill out the Census. Everyone counts!
The Census guides more than $675 billion in annual funding nationwide and supports critical local services such as job training, affordable housing, emergency preparedness, school funding, roads, hospitals and much more. In addition, it will also determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and local political representation at all levels of government.
A link to the list of Questionnaire Assistance Kiosk locations at County facilities is available at www.santacruzcountycounts.us. Call ahead to ensure availability. Additional assistance is available toll-free at (844) 330-2020. For information, visit www.santacruzcountycounts.us or www.facebook.com/SantaCruzCountyCounts.