The #2020Census is winding down and will finish at the end of September – it is crucially important that EVERYONE is counted to ensure Orange County receives the funding it needs for hospitals, schools, roads etc. Complete the Census NOW!

In light of COVID-19 concerns, it is important to highlight that every Californian can respond to the Census online at https://my2020census.gov or by phone at 844-330-2020, or by mail if they received a paper form.

Debido a las preocupaciones de COVID-19, es importante enfatizar que puede responder al censo en línea en https://my2020census.gov, por teléfono al 844-468-2020 o por correo si recibió un formulario en papel.

Do mối quan tâm của COVID-19, điều quan trọng là phải nhấn mạnh rằng bạn có thể trả lời điều tra dân số trực tuyến tại https://my2020census.gov, qua điện thoại theo số 844-461-2020 hoặc qua thư nếu bạn nhận được một mẫu giấy.

COVID-19 문제로 인해 https://my2020census.gov 에서 전화, 844-461-2020 으로 전화하거나 종이 양식을받은 경우 우편으로 센서스에 응답 할 수 있음을 강조하는 것이 중요합니다.

Did you know that 25% of Orange County – or close to 800,000 individuals – is considered to be Hard-to-Count during the 2020 Census?

That’s why we have joined Charitable Ventures and the OC Census Community Table – a diverse group of funders and nonprofit partners – to conduct Census outreach and engagement for our Hard-to-Count – HTC communities in Orange County.  The 2020 Census project will run from July 2019 through September 2020.

A fair and accurate 2020 Census count is vital for Orange County. 

We only get one chance every 10 years at achieving an accurate count – these data will inform important policy decisions and determine federal funding allocations for a decade.

For information and resources in a number of languages, please see the OC Census website.

According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the 2020 Census is facing unprecedented challenges, including years of underfunding, a climate of fear, the challenges of the first “high tech” census, and the potential addition of a last-minute, untested citizenship question. That means we will all have to work together to overcome these challenges and help achieve a fair and accurate census to ensure that the hardest-to-count communities—like people of color, low-income folks, LGBTQ people, immigrant communities, rural communities, and young children–aren’t missed.

El Equipo de Confianza y Seguridad (Census Trust & Safety Team - Spanish)[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

What is the Census and why is it important*?

  • The U.S. Constitution requires that every person living in the United States is counted every 10 years. The next census will take place from March through July of 2020.
  • Census data are important to our democracy – these data determine apportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and how district lines are drawn at all levels of government.
  • Census data also guide the allocation of more than $800 billion in federal funding to programs that are crucial to the well-being of families and communities. Top 10 Census Guided Federal Programs: Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance (SNAP)
  • Medicare
  • Highway Planning and Construction
  • Section 8 Housing
  • Title 1 Grants to Local Education Agencies
  • National School Lunch Program
  • Special Education Grants
  • State Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP)
  • Head Start / Early Head Start

(*) FROM NALEO’S FIELD AND COMMUNICATIONS TOOLKIT

Đội Ngũ Niềm Tin Và An Toàn Của Cục Thống Kê Dân Số (Census Trust and Safety Team - Vietnamese)[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

We only get one chance every 10 years at achieving an accurate count – these data will inform important policy decisions and determine federal funding allocations for a decade.

Useful Census Information

To fill out the form over the phone, phone toll-free at:

English: 844-330-2020
Spanish: 844-468-2020
Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
Vietnamese: 844-461-2020
Korean: 844-392-2020
Russian: 844-417-2020
Arabic: 844-416-2020
Tagalog: 844-478-2020
Polish: 844-479-2020
French: 844-494-2020
Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
Portuguese: 844-474-2020
Japanese: 844-460-2020

All lines provide live customer service representative support providing information about the 2020 Census and assistance with the questionnaire.

For more information about the Census 2020 and opportunities to participate, please contact Edgar Medina at [email protected] or call (714) 480-6570