2020 U.S. Census

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2020 U.S. Census Day is April 1, 2020

But the count begins in mid-March

The goal of the 2020 Census / el Censo 2020 is to count everyone once, only once and in the right place. You read more about the Census in 59 non-English languages on the 2020 Census web page. 

Participating in the census is easier than ever.  While Census  Day is April 1, the U.S.Census Bureau gives residents a length of time to complete the census questionnaire beginning in mid-March into July.  

Saturday, Feb. 22 - Focus on Children  

The Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd, will join the national US Census Bureau campaign to remind families that all children count in the census. Stop by the library on Saturday, Feb. 22 to get a coloring sheet/hoja para colorear PDF, bookmark and stickers.

Responding to the Census

Learn when you'll receive an invitation letter. Download How you can take part in the Census PDF / Cómo puede tomar parte en el censo PDF.

How do you know who to count in your household? Check the residence criteria to help you decide.

Kids count, too! ¡A los niños también!

Kids count on your U.S. Census form. Count them in to help Arizona receive federal dollars of the next 10 years. Download a fun Census coloring sheet for kids PDF.

Los niños cuentan en el censo federal. Cuéntalos para ayudar a que Arizona receiba fondos federales durante los próximos 10 años. Descargue una divertida hoja para colorear Censo para niños PDF.

  • SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program / Programa de asistencia nutricional suplementaria.
  • National School Lunch Program / Programa nacional de almuerzos escolares
  • Head Start programs / programas Head Start 
  • Title 1 Grants to local education agencies / Subvenciones del Título 1 para distritos escolares públicos. 

How to take the Census

For the first time ever, you can complete the census on-line! And in 13 different languages. If you need more help, you can call by phone to talk to a census taker in English and 59 other languages. Directions will come to your household in the mail in March.

You can use a language guide PDF to show you on how to fill out the English-language questionnaire.  There are 12 non-English languages available for online help.

English census questionnaire sample PDF

Muestra de cuestionario informativo del censo PDF

The Census is Confidential

By law, your information is confidential. Your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court. The law is found in Title 13 of the U.S. Code. Anyone who violates this law faces severe penalties.

Confidentiality: The 2020 Census & Data Stewardship PDF

Por ley su información es confidencial. Sus respuestas no pueden ser usadas en su contra por ninguna agencia gubernamental o tribunal. La ley está en el Título 13 del Código de E.E. U.U. Cualquiera que viola esta ley enfrenta castigos severos. 

Confidencialidad: El Censo del 2020 y Administración de Datos PDF

Census Business & Community Partners in Tempe

Partner up with us. Help create awareness in Tempe of the importance of the Census to your employees and customers/clients.

Census in Schools and Education

Learn what local schools are doing to make their students and families aware of the census. Remember to include kids on your census questionnaire. Kids Count, Too!

Tempe Elementary School District (TD3)

Census Jobs

Census job fairs are happening now.  Get information about jobs offered by the US Census Bureau.  The Census has full-time and many part-time jobs that will work with your schedule.

Tempe’s 2020 Census Complete Count Committee

The City of Tempe is gearing up to count all residents in the 2020 U.S. Census with the guidance of trusted voices in the community who are serving on the Complete Count Committee.

Census Calendar

Complete Count Committee meetings and a list of local events so you can talk to city staff about the Census.

Census Quick Links

Look for information about the Census on these links.

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