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Census 2020

Be Counted, Beverly Hills: Why the Census is Important

The City of Beverly Hills plays an active role in mobilizing community members to take part in the Census. Understanding the importance of the Census and how the information is used is a top priority to ensure the City receives a fair share of federal funding and investments. Data collected from the Census count also determines apportionment among the states for the U.S. House of Representatives. 

 

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  • How do I participate?
  • Are my answers Confidential?

By April 1, 2020, each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire-online, by phone, or by mail. The Census survey will ask your name, sex, age, date of birth, race/ethnicity, as well as those details for everyone in your household. For those who do not fill out the Census application either by mail, phone or online, a Census representative will visit door-to-door between August and the end date of October 31, 2020.


To participate in the online 2020 Census questionnaire, please visit: https://my2020census.gov/.

Your personal information is kept confidential. The Census Bureau is bound by federal law to protect your information and your data is used only for statistical purposes.


Your responses are compiled with information from other homes to produce statistics while never specifically identifying anyone by name. Learn more about how your information is protected.

Timeline

Updated Census Timeline

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Who gets counted?
  • Why do we have the Census?
  • What questions does the Census survey ask?
  • How do I complete the Census?
  • Is there a phone number I can call for more information or for help filling out my Census survey from home?
  • What happens if I don't respond to the Census at all?
Everyone! Mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the Census counts all people who reside in the United States, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.
The data collected from the Census is used to make sure everyone is equally represented in our political system and that government resources are allocated fairly. The Census data determines how many congressional seats a state receives, how much federal funding will be allocated for public services and infrastructure needs while providing a picture of the changing demographics of the country.
The Census survey will ask your name, sex, age, date of birth, race/ethnicity, as well as those details for everyone in your household.
Starting in March 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will mail letters to every household in the United States inviting them to respond to the Census survey. Every household should receive a letter requesting that they complete a census form online, by mail or by phone.
You may dial the U.S. Census Bureau Call Center: (301) 763-INFO (4636) or (800) 923-8282. Hearing impaired users can dial (800) 877-8339 to use the Federal Relay Service.
If your household does not respond to the Census online, by phone, or via mail, the U.S. Census Bureau may send a Census worker, known as an enumerator, to your address to collect the information in person.

Language Access

The online survey will be offered in 13 different languages, including English. You may also answer the questions by phone in English and 12 non-English languages. Paper Census surveys will only be available in English and Spanish. Print and video language guides will be available in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, Braille and large print. Additional information regarding language guides can be found here.

 

 


 
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