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.
- How do I participate?
- What happens if I lost my Census ID?
- Can the U.S. Census mail me another paper questionnaire?
- 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 May and the end date of October 15, 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.
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?
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.