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About the 2020 Census

Quick Facts

  • ​A nationwide Census is taken every ten years
  • Census data is used:
    • To determine the number of Congressional members each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, also known as apportionment
    • For $675 billion in federal program funding allocations
      • Of that, California has received over $75 billion annually
    • ​By State and local governments to redraw their districts

Differences between 2010 and 2020

  • Methods of response
    • ​2010: paper form, in-person via enumerator visits
    • 2020: internet self-response form, paper form, by phone, in-person via enumerator visits
The 2020 census is in serious trouble​​
Last updated: 5/23/2019 4:23 PM